Recently I posted an item below about the ministry and vocation activities of the Visitiation Sisters in Minneapolis. Now, the larger Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary to which they belong has received some major recognition: the 2010 Religious Community Award from the National Catholic Education Association. The Visitations shared the award with Franciscan family of sisters and the Sisters and Daughters of Charity.
The award is presented each year to "orders tied to the schools that have been working in the vineyard for a long time and have given long and faithful to the Catholic school system," said the NCEA's Brian Gray. The award is also often tied to a significant anniversary of an order. This June, for example, the Visitation community celebrates its founding 400 years ago, in Annecy, France.
You can find information about all these communities, and many others, here on the VISION Vocation Nework website.