Tips for Success
Read our published letters for inspiration and guidance
Consider people, events, and experiences that have made a strong impact on your life and faith
Write the letter you want to read: what’s important for you as a Catholic woman?
If you feel comfortable, ask a friend to peer review your letter
Run the letter through spell check before submitting
Letter Prompts by Collection
If you’re looking for inspiration for writing a letter, here are a list of prompts inspired by each of our letter collections that may help!
Womanhood: Tell us a story of how your understanding of womanhood has grown and changed over time. How has your faith played a role in this?
Race & Immigration: Share a story about how your race or ethnicity has affected your faith and your understanding of the Church.
Well Being: Tell a story about finding healing from physical or mental illness. How did this impact your faith and your sense of belonging in the Church?
Motherhood: Tell us about a specific experience about how motherhood challenged, grown or changed your faith or relationship with the Church.
Tell us about your experience discerning religious, consecrated life, single life, or marriage.
Is your vocation different than what you thought it would be? For example, did you always plan to get married, but felt called to consecrated life?
Share a story about how being a Catholic woman has informed your secondary vocation (i.e., academics, jobs or careers).
Faith: Are you a convert or revert to the faith? Tell us your story! How have you found home in the Catholic Church?
Spiritual Practices: How has your prayer life changed throughout different seasons of your life? Share how this has shaped your understanding of what it means to be a Catholic.
Redemptive Suffering & Death: Tell us about an experience of suffering––such as chronic illness or death of a loved one––and how it challenged your faith and shaped your relationship with Jesus.
Freedom: Tell us a story about a time when you found greater freedom within your faith.
Community & Family Life: Tell us a story about how authentic friendship has given you deeper insight to what it means to be a part of the Church.
Single Life: Tell us a story about realizing your singleness as a gift and explore how this has shaped your understanding of being a member of the Church.
Same-sex Attraction: Share a story about your experience with same-sex attraction and how it has changed, strengthened or transformed your relationship with God and the Church.
Has the Catholic Church always felt like home? Share a story about how your understanding of the Church as home has changed over time.
Tell us about an experience when you encountered the beauty of art (sacred or otherwise) and how it transformed your relationship with God and the Church.
Tell a story of how the saints have played a role in deepening your understanding of what it means to be a part of the Church.