An unusual and important teaching event is coming up that will give college students in the NYC/N.J. area a firsthand understanding of the culture of life. On Saturday, November 17, the Sisters of Life will hold their first-ever on-campus Co-Worker (volunteer) training at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. I've attached a flyer for the event and copied the press release below. The press release is also on the Cardinal Newman Society's Web site -- here is the direct URL:
Since becoming the first director of the Cardinal Newman Society's Love and Responsibility Program in July, one of my first priorities has been to bring the Sisters of Life's unique charism to Catholic college campuses. Could you please let your readers and friends know about this very special training opportunity? It is open to all college students; admission is free and includes lunch. If you would like more information, please call me at (703) 367-0333, ext. 107.
Thanks and God bless,
"What do I do if a friend tells me she's pregnant?"
Sisters of Life Co-Worker Training at Seton Hall to Show How to
Serve a Pregnant Woman with the Heart of Christ
Chances are that at some point during your college years, one of your friends—or a friend of a friend—will have an unexpected pregnancy. She may feel helpless, alone, unsure about her future, and under great pressure in multiple directions from her boyfriend and relatives. Her heart's desire may be to keep her baby, but that desire alone may not be enough to protect her from the stresses that seem to be tearing her apart.
You can help her—not with arguments or pleadings, but with love. When every other support has let her down, you can become part of a new culture emerging—one that can walk with her through this difficult time. Each pregnant woman needs to know that her life is not over now that she is pregnant.
Let the Sisters of Life—an order founded by John Cardinal O'Connor whose members take a fourth vow to protect and enhance the sacredness of every human life—show you how to serve a pregnant woman with the heart of Christ. On Saturday, November 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., come to the Sisters of Life Co-Worker (volunteer) training at Seton Hall University, sponsored by SHU Campus Ministry and the Cardinal Newman Society. Admission is free and includes lunch; registration is strongly requested (details below). The training is open to all college students, both men and women.
Topics covered at the training, which will be led by Sisters ( also featuring testimonies from Co-Workers and the women they serve) include:
Understanding the heart of a vulnerable pregnant woman
Communication skills to help you listen to a pregnant woman's needs and be fully present for her
The various ways your individual talents and skills may be placed at the service of life
Please register in advance to insure your place at this important event, the first Sisters of Life Co-Worker training ever to take place on a college campus. Send your name, e-mail address, and the name of the college you attend to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive directions to the training via e-mail.
For further information, contact Dawn Eden, director of the Cardinal Newman Society's Love and Responsibility Program, (703) 367-0333, ext. 107.
-- Dawn EdenDirector, Love and Responsibility ProgramThe Cardinal Newman Society9167 Key Commons CourtManassas, VA 20110 Phone: (703) 367-0333, ext. 10