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LCWR Assembly 2013

2013 LCWR Assembly Logo
2013 LCWR Assembly Logo
Leadership Evolving: Graced, Grounded & Free
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 to Saturday, August 17, 2013
Orlando, Florida

The following materials pertaining to the 2013 LCWR assembly are available:

Press Release

press release was issued on August 19 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.

Video of the Assembly

Presidential Address 

A copy of the presidential address, "A Delicate Weaving," by Florence Deacon, OSF is available as a PDF document below.

Outstanding Leadership Award Acceptance Speech

Pat Farrell, OSF received the 2013 LCWR Outstanding Leadership Award. A copy of her acceptance speech is available below.

CD and DVDs of the Assembly

CDs and DVDs are available of the following:

  • Pre-Assembly Workshop: Embracing a New Critical Juncture
  • Keynote Address of Ilia Delio, OSF: "Religious Life on the Edge of the Universe"
  • Presidential Address of Florence Deacon, OSF
  • Outstanding Leadership Award Presentation on and Acceptance Speech by Pat Farrell, OSF

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 a resolution on ending gun violence. See the attachment below.

Assembly Exhibitors

The contact information for all the 2013 assembly exhibitors may be downloaded below.

Pre-Assembly Workshop: Embracing a New Critical Juncture

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, National Religious Retirement Office, and the Resource Center for Religious Institutes collaborated to offer a workshop to 150 LCWR members to explore fiscal planning and financial resource management. The goals of the workshop were: 

  • To increase awareness of the urgency of planning for the future
  • To familiarize participants of the services available through the three presenting organizations (LCWR, NRRO and RCRI)
  • To review a variety of approaches for planning for the future including the covenanting concept
  • To suggest some “next best steps” for moving forward

Copies of the following may be downloaded below:

  • Presentation by Helen Maher Garvey, BVM
  • Remarks by Janice Bader, CPPS - Executive Director of the National Religious Retirement Office
  • Slides -- Janice Bader, CPPS
  • Reflection Materials -- Janice Bader, CPPS

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.