Tips for Success

  1. Read our published letters for inspiration and guidance

  2. Consider people, events, and experiences that have made a strong impact on your life and faith

  3. Write the letter you want to read: what’s important for you as a Catholic woman?

  4. If you feel comfortable, ask a friend to peer review your letter 

  5. 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!

Identity

  • 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. 

Vocation

  • 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).

Spirituality

  • 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.

Relationship 

  • 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.

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.