On Friday 6th October we relaunched Anima Women’s Network with a wine and cheese event at the Mary Glowrey Museum on the grounds of the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne.
It was so wonderful to be able to touch base again with women who have been our supporters for so long. A beautiful spread was put out by our very talented hosting team and was very much enjoyed by everyone.
Anna Krohn, Anima’s Convenor, began the more formal proceedings by welcoming and thanking everyone for coming. She gave an outline of the aims of Anima and spoke about how it was really the Holy Spirit who founded and still lead the organisation to this day.
She thanked the Mary Glowrey Museam for hosting us and introduced Helenka Pasztetnik who gave us a beautiful reflection on Mary Glowrey and the feminine genius. For some, it was the first time they had heard about this inspirational Australian woman and were surprised that she was still so relatively unknown. We do encourage everyone to learn more about her and her cause for sainthood. Also if you can do visit the Museum. We will be doing a short series here on the blog about Mary Glowrey based on Helenka’s talk in the coming weeks.
Anna then introduced Monica Russell who demonstrated the new website for Anima. She also encouraged everyone there to think about how they might be able to help bring this work to more women who perhaps struggle with a lack of community, fellowship and formation due to either distance or personal circumstances.
Thank you again to all the women who came out to support us. We all had such a wonderful time and hope to see you all again soon.