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Five Catholic Women Speak About Hope

In preparation for the 2025 Jubilee year Pilgrims of Hope, the National Board of Catholic Women invited five Catholic women to share their reflections on hope. Members of the Board and guests heard from Sr. Michaela Toulmin from the Hyning Monastery in Lancashire, Jacintha Bowe, Vice President of NBCW, Patricia Stoat, Nottingham Diocese Justice & Peace Commission, Nikki Dhillon Keane, a therapist who works with survivors of domestic violence and abuse, and Amy Cameron, President of the Board.

We were delighted to be joined online from Ukraine by Sr Lucia Murashko from the Order of St Basil the Great. She spoke movingly of the challenges of religious life close the front line, and reminded us of the importance of sustaining our prayers for our fellow Christians who live day by day with the reality of war.

Forty women participated in the online event on Saturday 20th January.

The reflections included perspectives from scripture, tradition, psychotherapy, and personal experience.

For details about future events and membership of the NBCW, please visit the website www.nbcw.co.uk

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