The above image is symbolic of our Circle of Love program. By definition, a circle is a curved line with every point distance from the point of the center and bound together by the common interest. The seven point program of the Circle of Love is bound together by the common interest - Love.
The Circle of Love elements are as follows:
Issue of our national program are the heart of our ministering to the needs of all peoples. We are called to reach out with compassion and support, to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow and sickness.
Tomorrow's promise lives in today's youth for they will be the leaders, the citizens and the church of tomorrow. In responding to their needs today, we shape a better future for all. It is the mission of the Youth Program to nurture personal and spiritual growth; to promote service to others and to foster an awareness and appreciation of diversity through a variety of suggested activities and experiences.
Our obligation is to become better informed on public issues, addressing the morals and human dimension, while supporting church teaching on human life, human rights, justice and peace. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas do not endorse candidates nor any political party.
It has been said that education literally means "a drawing out" of a person's talent as well as "a putting in" of knowledge or instruction. Each year the local courts sponsor an education contest with the winning entries being submitted onto the state level. Those winning entries are then submitted for the national contest.
Through the spiritual program in each local and state court helps our members to nourish and develop their relationships with God. Out of those developing relationships comes the realization of God's love and everlasting mercy, and because of that realization, the desire to server Him by serving His people grows.
Dedicated and inspired leadership over the last 100 years in the Catholic Daughters has kept the CDA the largest Catholic women's organization in the world. You, as a member of the CDA, have the opportunity to learn the skills and techniques of leadership and implement your talents as a future leader. You will be the wind beneath the wings of others and "let (them) fly so high, they will almost touch the sky!"
As Catholic Daughters, we donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive "to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness." These remain empty words unless we select and support real issues.
For more information on our Circle of Love, visit our national website at www.catholicdaughters.org