NCEA Celebrates Women Religious During National Catholic Sisters Week

Religious sisters serve the world through prayer and global ministries.

Arlington, VA — The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) celebrates National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) and recognizes the integral part Catholic sisters play around the world with their unwavering spirituality and strong ministries.

"The shoulders upon whom we stand in Catholic education are those of the amazing religious sisters who through their faith, character, leadership and service have lived and taught the faith to generations of young people in schools and parishes around the world," said NCEA President/CEO Dr. Thomas Burnford. "NCEA is thankful for their contributions to Catholic schools, the Church and society."

NCSW is an annual celebration, March 8 – 14, created to honor women religious. The week is filled with a series of events that instruct, enlighten and bring greater focus to the lives of these mission-driven women. It’s a chance to recognize all they have done for Catholic education and all they continue to do in the United States and around the world. More information on NCSW is available online.


In service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the National Educational Association (NCEA) strengthens Catholic school communities by providing professional development, formation, leadership and advocacy. For more information, visit the NCEA website.