Here's an innovative way to express your support of women religious, who are in the midst of an apostolic visitation from the Vatican. What I like best about it is this: It is an entirely positive, loving and Christian way of sharing with the Vatican our gratitude for the contribution of women religious in our lives. It is also firmly in line with the Second Vatican Council's document Lumen Gentium, which called upon the laity to express their opinions "on things which pertain to the good of the church." "By reason of the knowledge, competence or pre-eminence which they have the laity are empowered--indeed sometimes obliged--to manifest their opinion on those things which pertain to the good of the Church." (LG 37) Here is part of the email we received today:
"Thank You Sister," is proud to announce the launch of an innovative web-based letter campaign in support of women religious. Letters from around the world written in support of women religious will be posted at www.thankyousister.com throughout the month of November. At the end of the month, the letters will be sent to Mother Mary Clare Millea, Cardinal Franc Rode, Cardinal Francis George and Pope Benedict XVI as well as leadership teams of communities of women religious in the United States.