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Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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LCWR Assembly 2015

2015 LCWR Assembly
2015 LCWR Assembly
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo welcomes the assembly to Houston
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo welcomes the assembly to Houston
Father Henry Lemoncelli, OMI greets the assembly on behalf of the Vatican
Father Henry Lemoncelli, OMI greets the assembly on behalf of the Vatican's Congregation for Consecrated Life
Keynoter Janet Mock, CSJ
Keynoter Janet Mock, CSJ
LCWR president-elect Mary Pellegrino, CSJ
LCWR president-elect Mary Pellegrino, CSJ
Keynoter Stephen Bevans, SVD
Keynoter Stephen Bevans, SVD
Prayer and ritual center for the LCWR assembly
Prayer and ritual center for the LCWR assembly
Sharon Holland, IHM; Janet Mock, CSJ; Carol Zinn, SSJ; Joan Marie Steadman, CSC; and Marcia Allen, CSJ
Sharon Holland, IHM; Janet Mock, CSJ; Carol Zinn, SSJ; Joan Marie Steadman, CSC; and Marcia Allen, CSJ
Former and current LCWR presidents and executive directors
Former and current LCWR presidents and executive directors
Presentation on the needs of refugee families who are held in detention
Presentation on the needs of refugee families who are held in detention
Blessing of the LCWR national board
Blessing of the LCWR national board
Some of the members of the LCWR national board
Some of the members of the LCWR national board
The assembly thanks Archbishop J. Peter Sartain by phone at the closing banquet
The assembly thanks Archbishop J. Peter Sartain by phone at the closing banquet
Annmarie Sanders, IHM interviews Janet Mock, CSJ and Stephen Bevans, SVD
Annmarie Sanders, IHM interviews Janet Mock, CSJ and Stephen Bevans, SVD
Janet Mock, CSJ is congratulated by her community
Janet Mock, CSJ is congratulated by her community's leadership team for receiving the LCWR Outstanding Leadership Award
Springs of the Great Deep Burst Forth: Meeting the Thirsts of the World
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 to Saturday, August 15, 2015
Houston, Texas

Springs of the Great Deep Burst Forth: Meeting the Thirsts of the World

Over the years, women religious have been drawn to live more deeply out of a contemplative stance. This stance leads us to explore the world with a vision that penetrates below the surface and draws wisdom and insight from those great depths. The assembly theme, “Springs of the Great Deep Burst Forth: Meeting the Thirsts of the World,” comes in part from the account of the creation of the world in Genesis 7:11. As the Israelites named the enormous reservoir of water that they believed was beneath the surface of the earth “The Great Deep,” so we use the same name for the reservoir of wisdom that we believe can be accessed through living a life of contemplation.

The 2015 assembly explored what is being accessed these days from the Great Deep by women religious, as well as what may be drawn from it to meet the many urgent thirsts experienced throughout the world.

View Animoto video of assembly highlights.

The following materials may be downloaded below.

  • Opening Reflection by Janet Mock, CSJ

  • Presidential Address by Sharon Holland, IHM  (available in English and Spanish)

  • Keynote Address: Surprised by Joy: Springs of the Great Deep Illuminating Religious Life -- Janet Mock, CSJ (available in English and Spanish)

  • Keynote Address: The Spirit Moving Over the Great Deep: What the World is Thirsting For -- Stephen Bevans, SVD

  • LCWR Outstanding Leadership Award Acceptance Address -- Janet Mock, CSJ

  • Contemplation, Dialogue and Discernment (Power Point Presentation)

  • Press Release on the 2015 LCWR Assembly (in English, French and Spanish)