LCWR’s Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America DVD is a remarkable resource for providing education on the life of women religious and their contributions to this nation from 1727 to the present.
On the DVD is a 56-minute documentary, narrated by Cokie Roberts, that chronicles the story of women religious in this country. Also on the DVD are a film study guide and a digital catalog that contains images of all the artifacts and panels that comprise the Women & Spirit traveling exhibit. Some of the videos from the Women & Spirit traveling exhibit are included as well.
This is a resource that has been proven valuable for use within religious institutes, as well as in churches, schools, chancery offices, vocation offices, women’s groups, libraries, an more. Proceeds from the sale of the DVDs go to support LCWR's mission of service to Catholic sisters serving in leadership today. A study guide for the documentary may be downloaded below.
The Traveling Exhibit
Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America was a traveling exhibit that first opened in Cincinnati in May 2009. Sponsored and produced by LCWR, the exhibit traveled across the country and drew more than one million visitors. Venues that hosted the exhibit were:
- May 16, 2009 - August 30, 2009
Grand Opening at The Cincinnati Museum Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)
- September 25, 2009 - December 13, 2009
The Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future (Dallas, Texas)
- January 15, 2010 - April 25, 2010
S. Dillon Ripley Center at the Smithsonian (Washington, DC)
- May 9, 2010 - August 29, 2010
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (Cleveland, Ohio)
“NEWSFLASH! 24 more hours to catch the exhibit at the Maltz -- extending through Sunday, August 29th!!
- September 24, 2010 – January 22, 2011
Statue of Liberty National Monument / Ellis Island Immigration Museum (Liberty Island, New York)
- February 18, 2011 - May 22, 2011
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (Dubuque, Iowa)
• Opening Ceremonies Video
• Opening Ceremonies Photos
- June 19, 2011 - August 14, 2011
Mount St. Mary's College (Los Angeles, California)
- September 2, 2011 - December 31, 2011
Center for History in association with the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College (South Bend, Indiana)
- January 24, 2012 - June 3, 2012
The California Museum of History, Women & the Arts (Sacramento, California)
After the exhibit finished its tour, all artifacts were returned to the institutions that loaned them to us. Parts of the exhibit are now housed in other locations.