Nominations are invited for the 2014 Catholic Women of the Year.  Every year four women are honoured, chosen by ballot from nominations sent in from across Britain.  Any Catholic woman can be nominated – and the aim is especially to honour those who are living out their faith publicly, in service and in witness, as part of the New Evangelisation of our country.

Pope Francis has emphasised joy – Evangelii Gaudium – the Joy of the Faith.  We are looking for joyful women who teach the Faith, serve their local community and share Catholic values with the next generation.

How to make a nomination

It’s simple to nominate someone as a Catholic Woman of the Year.  You can use the form on http://catholicwomenoftheyear.wordpress.com/nomination-form/ or you can send an email to mijamajoje@ntlworld.com or a letter to Catholic Women of the Year 2014, 22 Milton Road, Ware, SG12 0PZ.

All we need from you to nominate someone is the lady’s name and information on why she is being nominated; a few paragraphs setting out what she does, where she does it and the spirit in which she does it!  The nomination can be from a friend, family member or parish priest.  It does not have to be long but it must give relevant information – and must give the writer’s name and contact details.  It is not necessary to obtain permission from the lady being nominated – for most of our Catholic Women of the Year, the honour comes as a complete surprise, and perhaps that’s the way it should be!

The closing date for nominations is 30 April.