Monday, 7 April 2014

Looking for Joyful Women Evangelists


Nominations are invited for the 2014 Catholic Women of the Year. Every year, four women are honoured, chosen by ballot from nominations sent in from across Britain. Any Catholic woman can be nominated – and the aim is especially to honour those who are living out their faith publicly, in service and in witness, as part of the New Evangelisation of our country.

Pope Francis has emphasised joy – Evangelii Gaudium – the Joy of the Faith. We are looking for joyful women who teach the Faith, serve their local community, and share Catholic values with the next generation.

“In fidelity to the example of the Master, it is vitally important for the Church today to go forth and preach the Gospel to all: to all places, on all occasions, with­out hesitation, reluctance or fear. The joy of the Gospel is for all people: no one can be excluded”. (Pope Francis: Evangelii Gaudium)

How to nominate some one as a Catholic Woman of the Year
It’s simple. You can use the form here: http://catholicwomenoftheyear.wordpress.com/nomination-form/
or you can send an email to: mijamajoje@ntlworld.com:
or a letter to: Catholic Women of the Year 2014, 22 Milton Road, WARE, Herts SG12 0PZ

All we need from you to nominate some one is the lady’s name and information on why why she is being nominated: a few paragraphs setting out what she does, and where she does it, and the spirit in which she does it! The nomination can be from a friend, family member, or parish priest. It does not have to be long, but it must give relevant information – and must give the writer’s name and contact details. It is not necessary to obtain permission from the lady being nominated – for most of our Catholic Women of the Year, the honour comes as a complete surprise, and perhaps that’s the way it should be!

Closing date for nomination is April 30th 2014

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