Catholic Daughters of the Americas 2017 National Educational Contest
May 18, 2017, 7:54 am
Hound Collar Staff
Marysol Canales-Weigand also placed first in the state competition for her essay and Paulina Garcia placed second in the state for photography.
On May 16, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas presented awards to the local recipients of the CDA National Educational Contest. Marysol Canales Weigand also placed first in the state competition for art and Paulina Garcia placed second in the state for photography.
Essay Contest: Photography Contest:
4th Place – Breanna Castro 4th Place – Tatiana Wolfe
3rd Place – Salsa Lane 3rd Place – Daniela Gracia
2nd Place – Gisele Sampayo 2nd Place – Mireya Del Pozo
1st Place – Marysol Canales-Weigend 1st Place – Paulina Garcia (1st State)
Poster Contest – Division II: Poster Contest – Division III:
4th Place – Alejandra Garcia 4th Place – Cendy Saldana
3rd Place – Yazmin Juarez 3rd Place – Imani Andrade
2nd Place – Frida Torteya 2nd Place – Analisa Estrada
1st Place – Caroline Loop
Mrs. Rose Champion is the chairperson for the Catholic Daughters educational contest.
Congratulations to these very talented and creative young women.
Who Are The Catholic Daughters of the Americas?
Formed in 1903, under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas(CDA) are united by their faith in Jesus Christ, in their devotion to the Catholic Church and the Holy See.
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. They donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.” The CDA motto is “Unity and Charity.”
The CDA was formed over 100 years ago and today numbers 70,000 dues-paying members in 1,250 courts (local chapters) in 45 states across the country, and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.
Members of the Catholic Daughters’ enjoy each other’s company at meetings and are dedicated to service in their parishes and communities. The Texas State Court was organized on January 25, 1917, with a mission statement that is a reflection of the CDA motto of Unity and Charity; “The members of the Texas State and local courts love Christ and His Church. We are dedicated to leading others to Christ and to His service through active participation in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.” The CDA national Patroness is, Mary, the Blessed Mother of God, and their Texas Patroness, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Deeply spiritual, together they share faith, love of God and a distinctly feminine spirituality alluded to by Pope John Paul II when he spoke of the necessity of “feminine genius” in today’s world.
The program includes concerns of today’s church and society as well as issues that affect the well-being of women and children.
The Legislative Program encourages interested members to learn about laws that may influence their faith and to contact their state representatives to make their personal positions known through Operation Morning Star [The Catholic Daughters of the Americas does not endorse political candidates].
Girls and young women ages 6-18 can join the Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas. There are also Campus Courts at some universities for young women to continue their service and involvement in this dedicated and devoted group.