I just received this news release and thought it was worth passing along.
DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Are you a woman interested in checking out religious life? Then sign up for “Dubuque’s Got Sisters!” and get ready for a unique experience. Join Dubuque-area Sisters for a 24-hour tour of four tri-state area convents to share life through praying, dining, and storytelling. Local transportation will be provided, and there is no fee to attend.
The "Dubuque’s Got Sisters!" event begins Friday, April 9 at 5 p.m. through Saturday, April 10 at 6 p.m. To register or for more details, e-mail Sister Lou Anglin, BVM, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dubuque’s Got Sisters! is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dubuque Franciscan Sisters, and Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters (Wis).
The evening will begin with supper and overnight hospitality on Friday in Dubuque with the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On Saturday, the group will join the Dubuque Franciscans for breakfast, the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary for lunch, and then journey to Wisconsin for evening prayer and supper with the Sinsinawa Dominicans.
"Jesus, the great teacher, never missed an opportunity to use bread to get his point across," said Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Jeri Cashman, who will accompany the tour group. "Jesus taught us that everyone's invited, and that hospitality is one of the most important things in the world."
If I had a different demographic profile, I think I would check this out.