CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE (CWL)
THE MOTTO OF THE LEAGUE IS: “CHARITY, WORK AND LOYALTY”
CHARITY: The great virtue, which speaks of our love of God, neighbour and self. The object of this virtue is our union with God through love. It is the force by which all acts of good, directed towards ourselves or our neighbours, are performed for the love of God.
WORK: This is our service to the church, to one another and to society, and is one of our objectives. Our charity is put into practice through our various works.
LOYALTY: This virtue expresses our attitude towards the teachings of Christ, His Church and to the League’s objectives. It also implies our fidelity and support to other members of our League in terms of our thoughts, words and deeds.
OBJECTIVES OF THE CWL
a) To unite Catholic women in their service to God, the Church, the family and the country, under the direction of the hierarchy
b) To foster inter-racial understanding and cooperation
c) To encourage the formation of strong and enlightened Catholic opinion and the diffusion of Catholic principles
d) To engage in social welfare activities, such as care of the aged, family welfare, child adoption, day care services, youth programs and community work
e) To promote a spirit of fellowship among Catholic women to provide isolated Catholics with knowledge of Catholic opinion and movements
f) To consolidate Catholic action among Catholic women in defence of Catholic principles
g) To assist with parish work under the guidance of the parish priest
h) To take an active part in national and civic enterprises, and to affiliate with approved bodies for this purpose