Based on the impact of the 2016 GIVEN Forum, we know that GIVEN can:

  • Give birth to apostolates for the New Evangelization.

  • Foster vocations to religious life and strengthen commitments to marriage and motherhood.

  • Foster an incisive presence of faithful, skilled women within official Church structures and professions aimed at the common good or authentic human development.

  • Inspire lay women to collaborate in the ministries and charisms of religious women.

2016 GIVEN Forum by the numbers:

  • 38: speakers

  • 50: states represented by attendees

  • 70: religious sisters on site as spiritual mentors

  • 85: percent of alumnae surveyed said GIVEN influenced their vocational/professional decisions
  • 100: percent of alumnae surveyed said they would recommend the next GIVEN Forum to a friend