What is Theresians International and how large is the organization?
Theresians International is a Catholic organization open to all Christian women. Membership appeals to women of all ages – single, married, and vowed religious. There are over 2,000 women in nearly 150 small-faith communities in nine countries around the world.
What is so unique about this organization?
The unique feature of this organization is the combination of the Five Dimensions: Spirituality, Education, Community, Vocation, and Ministry. It is a women’s organization led by women.
Why is being in a small faith community important to Christian women today?
Theresians believe that when Christian women bond together for the support and growth of one another, they have tremendous influence for good at home, in church, and in society.
How large is the average Theresian community?
Theresian communities vary in size from 15-25 members.
Where are the world communities of Theresians International?
Presently, there are Theresian communities in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Brazil, Ghana, Mexico, Argentina and Thailand.
What can Theresians offer a Christian woman?
The Theresian organization strives to offer a balanced, Christian opportunity for the progressive, contemporary woman; therefore, many areas for her growth, enrichment, and awareness are made available to her. Monthly meetings, regional Days of Prayer, National and International Conferences offer spiritual, educational and community experiences.
Do Theresians pay dues?
Yes, annual membership dues are $75. Membership dues contribute to the support of the Theresian ministry.
Does Theresians International have a newsletter?
The USA Theresians publish the Dimension Connections newsletter three times a year. Theresians International publishes the International Dimensions newsletter twice yearly. Some of the District Leadership Teams also put out a frequent newsletter to its communities.
Is there a guide for women who would like to start a new community?
A manual guides all new communities with mentors to accompany them through the formation process. Also, the intranet within our website provides a plethora of resources to aid in program planning; i.e. prayers, program ideas, etc.
How does Theresians International maintain its network of world communities?
The international network is maintained through its membership, the Theresians International Board of Directors, and through the Theresians International Office.