Update (May 2008)
In early April the LCWR presidency and executive director, along with the executive committee of CMSM, traveled to Rome for our annual visit to the Vatican ofﬁces. Perhaps because this was my last visit, I was more conscious of the Scripture readings as our small “community of believers” gathered to celebrate Eucharist each day. Over the course of the week, we prayed over and listened to vivid stories of post-Resurrection encounters and the struggles of an emerging church. Each day I was struck by two recurring themes: the uncertainty of the disciples after the death of Jesus and the spirit of community that sustained their struggles.