I know I say this every month, but the most recent Women on Wednesdays events were truly eye-opening and inspirational. Again, I went into the event on Wednesday, Modern Day Sister, Shattering an Image thinking it would be difficult to relate to the topic and the panel. I consider myself to be a faithful Christian and have a very personal relationship with God, but have never been a big “fan” of the more formal organization of the church and its hierarchy. My naivety about the role Sisters play in the church and outside of the church, especially in the Modern Age, was indeed shattered.
As we inch through February into March and dream of Spring, I find myself getting more and more restless and seeking more and more ways to get out of the house. Thankfully, I have discovered the Rochester Civic Theatre, which has a jam-packed schedule of great events to get me through my cabin fever!
Wow! I am constantly amazed and impressed by the strength of the women in our community, but November’s Women On Wednesdays solidified my belief that women are resilient, no matter what life throws at them. Last week’s topic of discussion was “Intimacy and Illness” and featured three great speakers and a very interactive and passionate audience. Again, I went into the panel discussion thinking I would have little to contribute and would not be able to relate to the subject matter, but again I was wrong. By the end of the panel discussion I had laughed so hard my belly hurt and had cried so hard my eyes were red.
(Written by Ryan Potaracke, "Civic Minded" is the first entry in our new Rochester Civic Theatre Guest Blog. Ryan will be sharing her thoughts and opinions on life and her experiences at the Rochester Civic Theatre as a newly returned Rochester resident. Enjoy!)