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"Navigating the Shifts" - Presidential Address of Pat Farrell, OSF

The address that I am about to give is not the one I had imagined.   After the lovely contemplative tone of last summer’s assembly, I had anticipated simply articulating from our contemporary religious life reflections some of the new things we sense that God has been doing.  Well, indeed we have been sensing new things.  The doctrinal assessment, however, is not what I had in mind!

Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM Addresses Ecclesial Leadership in the Context of the Theology of Vatican II

Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM

At the 2012 LCWR assembly, the conference presented its highest honor, the LCWR Outstanding Leadership Award to theologian and biblical scholar Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM. In her acceptance speech, she illuminated the characteristics of gospel leadership in our post-modern culture. The address may be found in the PDF attachment below.

LCWR Statement on Meeting with CDF

Statement of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious Regarding Meeting with CDF

[Silver Spring, MD] On June 12, LCWR president Sister Pat Farrell, OSF and executive director Sister Janet Mock, CSJ, met with Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), and Archbishop Peter Sartain. The meeting had been requested by the LCWR to address what the conference considered deficiencies in the process and the results of the doctrinal assessment of the organization released by the CDF in April.

LCWR Board Meets to Review CDF Report

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[Washington, DC] The national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) held a special meeting in Washington, DC from May 29-31 to review, and plan a response to, the report issued to LCWR by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Prayer for LCWR

God

In this time of pain and promise,
we call on God’s Spirit to bless
the leadership of LCWR, of our
Congregation, and all women religious
who strive to live the gospel in these
uncertain times.

We call on the Spirit of God to reveal
the way forward that is faithful to God’s
dream for us and our lives together.

Position Openings at LCWR

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LCWR seeks to hire an associate director for business and finance as well as a program director.

The associate director for business and finance coordinates and supervises the management of the conference finances and property. In addition, she/he will coordinate local arrangements for the annual LCWR assembly, board meetings, and conference programs.

The program director is a new position. This person is responsible for guiding and overseeing all LCWR programs, including the launching and directing of a new effort to offer online/onsite learning for LCWR members.

Sandra Schneiders to Receive LCWR Award

Sandra Schneiders, IHM

Sandra Schneiders, IHM will be the recipient of the 2012 LCWR Outstanding Leadership Award. This prestigious award honors a person whom the LCWR members wish to recognize and thank for modeling extraordinary leadership.

Women & Spirit Documentary Selected for the 2012 LA Religious Education Congress Film Showcase

Karen Kennelly, CSJ on documentary

The Los Angeles Religious Educators Congress Film Showcase 2012 has selected the LCWR documentary, Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America as one of 12 featured works for this year.

The showcase recognizes cinematic works and screens excerpts from each film at its showcase during the LA Congress in March 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center.  

90 New Leaders Participate in Workshop

2012 LCWR New Leader Workshop

Approximately 90 women religious leaders from the United States and Canada attended the recent LCWR New Leader Workshop held in Mundelein, Illinois from March 15 to 20.

Nancy Schreck, OSF served as the workshop facilitator, as well as a presenter, and was joined by faculty members: Janice Bader, CPPS; Judy Carey, RSM; Simone Campbell, SSS; Lynn Jarrell, OSU; and Lynn Levo, CSJ.

LCWR National Board Meets in Tucson

LCWR national board and staff

Gathering in the desert at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Arizona, the LCWR national board met to discuss some of the essential issues facing US religious life and the conference, and to conduct its regular business.

The meeting, held from February 19 to 23, covered a wide range of topics pertinent to LCWR and religious life leadership. In addition to reports from the presidency, the LCWR regions, the LCWR staff, and various committees, the agenda included discussion of the some of the key questions facing religious life leaders today.

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