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March 2015

At the Still Point -- The Dancing!

by Marcia Allen, CSJ -- LCWR President-Elect

I want to write about Lent! But first let me congratulate the authors of the Winter 2015 issue of Occasional Papers! You inspire and lead us with your reflections that show experience well integrated. Thank you!

January 2015

The Consoling Mystery of God-With-Us

by Sharon Holland, IHM -- LCWR President

As the last days of Advent move steadily on toward Christmas, the ancient O Antiphons enter our Evening Prayer expressing our longings and desires. As I reflected on them, I was aware that they could well be prayed in any season.

O Wisdom!  Come, teach us the ways of truth. Show those who govern in church and in civil society what is good for the people. Come to Syria, Yemen, West Africa, and to countless unknown
places.

Report of the Vatican's Apostolic Visitation of US Women Religious

Mother M. Clare Millea, ASCJ; Sister Sharon Holland, IHM; Pope Francis; Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, SV prior to press conference

A PDF copy of the final report of the Vatican's Congregation for Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life on the apostolic visitation of US women religious may be found below, as well as the text of the remarks made during the press conference.

LCWR's response to the report is also available here.

 

These are links to interviews recorded prior to the December 16 press conference:

Transition to Renewable Energy Sources

Resolutions to Action - Fall 2014

by Joan Brown, OSF

"Hello, I am the President of the North Valley Neighborhood Association (Albuquerque, NM). We want to honor New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light and St. Therese Catholic School with our Good Neighbor Award,” the cheery voice said.

“Thank you so much, but, why?” I asked.

“That was such a good thing that you and the Catholic grade school did to install solar panels. It was such a visionary and public witness for our neighborhood.”

LCWR Welcomes President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

LCWR Appoints New Executive Director

Joan Marie Steadman, CSC

October 2014

LCWR Newsletter - October 2014

We Have Returned Home, But Nashville is Not Over

by Sharon Holland, IHM -- LCWR President

Spiritual Leadership for Challenging Times

Spiritual Leadership for Challenging Times is a book of 10 addresses delivered over the years by the presidents of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), a national organization of the leaders of orders of Catholic sisters in the United States.

LCWR Assembly Examines Key Challenges and Opportunities

Sharon Holland, IHM; Florence Deacon, OSF; Janet Mock, CSJ; and Carol Zinn, SSJ

LCWR Members Probe ‘Holy Mystery Revealed in Our Midst’ at National Assembly

Summer 2014: Discernment

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The Summer 2014 issue of Occasional Papers is dedicated to an exploration of discernment through many lenses, including what it means to discern in light of new understandings of the universe.

2013-2014: Leadership Evolving: Graced, Grounded & Free

2013-2014 LCWR Annual Report

Throughout this past year, the “Francis Effect” touched the minds and hearts of all peoples around the globe. With simple words, humble actions, and loving embraces, Pope Francis welcomed everyone to the heart of God as did Jesus in his own culture and history. LCWR members joined the rest of the world in witnessing the transformation generated by one, single, faithful follower of Christ, our brother religious, Francis.

June 2014

LCWR Newsletter - June 2014

Experience Rome Through the Lives of Its People

by Sharon Holland, IHM - LCWR President-Elect

Much has been written about the LCWR Rome trip of 2014. Around the edges of intense meetings, however, we shared bits of the everyday lives of people around us. The Domus Carmelitana, our home away from home, reminded us that religious institutes in many places have been faced with numeric decline and the repurposing of buildings. Half of a large structure of the Carmelite Fathers is now a place of hospitality for tourists and pilgrims in Rome.

LCWR Assembly 2016

2016 LCWR Assembly
Tue., Aug 9, 2016 to Sat., Aug 13, 2016

As religious life undergoes deep and significant change, nearly 800 persons gathered in Atlanta, Georgoa for an LCWR assembly uniquely structured to assist members to reframe their perspectives about religious life in this moment away from diminishment and toward transformation. Designed to help members view the changes occurring in religious life – with all of their pain and challenge – as significant opportunities for growth, the assembly offered ideas and insights on how to embrace the invitation to transformation.

LCWR Response to CDF Remarks

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