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August/September 2015

LCWR Newsletter -- August/September 2015

A Life of Contemplation for the Life of the World

by Carol Zinn, SSJ -- LCWR Past President

Climate: A Common Good

Resolutions to Action - Summer 2015

by Marianne Comfort, Institute Justice Team, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

“The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all.” -- Pope Francis, “Laudato Si,” (23)

Experience

I Will Give You the Treasures of Darkness

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The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) presents a new book, I Will Give You the Treasures of Darkness, a reflective resource for our spiritual journey.

Summer 2015: Exploring the Great Deep

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The focus of the Summer 2015 issue  of Occasional Papers springs from a concept put forward by Jesuit superior general, Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, SJ. While addressing those working in Jesuit higher education, Fr. Nicolás noted a phenomenon he named the “globalization of superficiality” that has risen due to our new capacities to access information; publish our opinions; be exposed to multiple options, values, and visions of life; and become “friends” with mere acquaintances or total strangers on social networks. These realities, he says, can lead us away from the painstaking work of serious, critical thinking; of forming communities of dialogue in search of truth and understanding; and of building true and meaningful relationships. To counter this globalization of superficiality, Fr. Nicolás speaks of a strong need to promote depth of thought, as well as imagination and creativity.

LCWR Officers Meet with Pope Francis

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Concludes Mandate Regarding LCWR

LCWR Assembly 2018

Tue., Aug 7, 2018 to Fri., Aug 10, 2018

The following materials are available from the LCWR assembly, "Being the Presence of Love: The Power of Communion":

LCWR Assembly 2017

Tue., Aug 8, 2017 to Fri., Aug 11, 2017

The following materials are available from the LCWR assembly, Being the Presence of Love: The Power of Transformation":

Leading from Within Retreat

Leading from Within Retreat
Sun., Feb 10, 2019 to Fri., Feb 15, 2019

LCWR annually offers a five-day retreat for women religious leaders that provides opportunities to reflect on the blessings and challenges of religious life leadership today. The days include input, quiet contemplative space, a variety of ritual experiences and some opportunity for individual and group spiritual direction for those who choose. 

April 2015

April 2015 LCWR Newsletter

The Journey Through Middle Space

by Sharon Holland, IHM -- LCWR President

Winter 2015: Leadership in the Middle Space

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In her address at the 2014 LCWR assembly Nancy Schreck, OSF explored the concept of living and ministering in what she termed “the middle space.”  As she noted, religious life is currently in a middle passage with “the in-breaking of something new, of major shifts in world view, our cosmology, with the concurrent breakdown of so much of what is familiar.” The Winter 2015 issue of Occasional Papers will explore the challenges of embracing religious life in the middle space and the potential of these times.

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

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