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LCWR Assembly 2012

Mystery Unfolding: Leading in the Evolutionary Now
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 to Saturday, August 11, 2012
St. Louis, Missouri

The following materials are available on the 2012 LCWR assembly:

Press Release

A copy of the press release issued on August 10, 2012 regarding the assembly proceeding and LCWR's response to the doctrinal assessment of LCWR by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is available in English, French, and Spanish as PDF documents below.

Video of the Assembly

An Animoto video of the LCWR assembly:

Presidential Address 

A copy of the presidential address, "Navigating the Shifts," by Pat Farrell, OSF is available in English, French, and Spanish as PDF documents below.

Outstanding Leadership Award Acceptance Speech

Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM received the 2012 LCWR Outstanding Leadership Award. A copy of her acceptance speech is available in English, French, and Spanish.

CD and DVDs of the Assembly

CDs and DVDs are available of:
  • Barbara Marx Hubbard's Keynote Address
  • Panel presentation by Thomas C. Fox; Jennifer Gordon, SCL; and Jamie Manson
  • Outstanding Leadership Award Presentation on and Acceptance Speech by Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM

To order copies, send an e-mail to and indicate which CD or DVD you wish to order. Please provide your complete mailing address.An invoice will be included with your order with the following costs:

DVDs                          $20
CDs                             $10

Shipping charges         $5.50 (additional charges for larger orders)

Assembly Resolutions

The LCWR assembly passed resolutions regarding immigration and trafficking. See the attachments below.

Assembly Exhibitors

The contact information for all the 2012 assembly exhibitors can be found below.


What is an LCWR Assembly?

Every August, LCWR holds a national assembly of its members. This gathering provides members with opportunities for education, reflection on issues pertinent to religious life leadership, networking, prayer and celebration. The assembly also provides time for the members to vote for officers and on resolutions.

The assemblies are open to members who may participate fully in all aspects of the assembly, associates who participate without vote, and guests invited by the conference.

The assembly is moved to various sites around the country.