Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Like us on Facebook


LCWR offers its members a wide variety of publications designed to keep them informed of current information and events regarding the conference and religious life. These publications are available to the public as well.

For information on ordering LCWR publications, contact Carol Glidden at

May 2021

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

by Carol Zinn, SSJ - LCWR Executive Director

April 2021

Through the Portal Together: A Kairos Moment

by Jane Herb, IHM -- LCWR President-Elect

As I sit down to write this reflection, it is almost one year ago that the COVID pandemic was upon us and we were staying safe at home. And then, in May, the murder of George Floyd brought us face-to-face with the pandemic of racism.

Summer 2021: Upon Whom Nothing is Lost


The Summer 2021 issue of LCWR’s journal, Occasional Papers, which explores how to live closely attuned to the work of the Divine in the world, is entitled “Upon Whom Nothing is Lost.” This phrase comes from a Henry James essay, “The Art of Fiction,” directed to writers whom James encouraged to be people upon whom nothing is lost. He urged writers to be attentive observers of the subtle movements of the world around them and the world inside of themselves.

March 2021

Balancing Chaos with Life-Giving Blessings

by Jayne Helmlinger, CSJ -- LCWR Past President

The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on our lives – in body, mind, and soul. New strains continue to pop up around the world and new vaccines or boosters are being created to counter them.

Winter 2021

Crises in Puerto Rico: US Policy and the Resilience of the People

Carmen González Arias, CDP

Puerto Rico, like other Caribbean islands, is susceptible to natural disasters caused by hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods. What is unique to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands is their relationship to the United States. 

February 2021

'There is Always Light'

by Elise D. García, OP — LCWR President

As our nation transitions to a new administration, with its breath of fresh air, and the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, I am hanging on to Jeremiah’s promise of a future full of hope.

January 2021

A Year to Remember -- A Year to Anticipate

by Carol Zinn, SSJ -- LCWR Executive Director

December 2020

Be the Light for Our World

2021 Navigating Uncharted Waters


The focus of the 2021 LCWR reflection book is Navigating Uncharted Waters, which draws from the theme of the 2020 presidential address of Jayne Helmlinger, CSJ. In her address, Jayne invited people to consider what type of vessels they need as they set “sail into deep, uncharted waters that await us.” Sea navigation is an apt metaphor for living in the world today when so little in life is clear, simple, or risk-free.


Subscribe to Publications