Nominations are invited for the 2016 Catholic Women of the Year. Any Catholic woman can be nominated - the organisers are looking for the "unsung heroines": these may be women who are active in their local parish or community, in visiting the sick or imprisoned, in preparing children for First Communion or helping with projects for the aged or housebound.
There are women upholding Catholic values in education or in public or professonal life.
There are Catholic women who raise funds for charity, take sick pilgrims to Lourdes, or are simply good friends and neighbours to those in need and joyful examples of Christian living at work and at home.
Nominators may think of women who have been particularly helpful to them in their own journey of faith or, in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, women who particularly exemplify one of the corporal or spiritual works of mercy.
All that is required is a letter, setting out, ideally on one page, the reasons why the person concerned is worthy of nomination. The panel are glad to receive nominations for women of all ages and backgrounds - single, married, consecrated religious.
There is no financial reward, but the chosen Catholic Women of the Year are special guests at the annual Luncheon, which will be held in the Autumn. The deadline for nominations is: 31st May 2016.
Nominations should be sent to:
Catholic Women of the Year 2016
33 Ashburnham Tower
Worlds's End Estate
London SW10 0EE
or by completing the form on the Catholic Women of the Year website: www.cwoy.org