LCWR

Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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Publications

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 cglidden@lcwr.org.

LCWR Contemplative Greeting Cards

$10.00

This set of 10 folded blank cards offer a means to share a contemplative insight while sending a greeting. The insights on each card are the fruit of the prayer and reflection of leaders of communities of Catholic sisters during a recent LCWR assembly. The set of 10 sells for just $10.00, and the proceeds assist LCWR in its mission to provide education and support to its nearly 1400 members as they lead their communities. The cards are still being processed, so orders may take up to two to three weeks to fulfill.

The texts on the front of the cards are:

Intimate Nearness of God (Daily Reflection Book)

$6.00

LCWR presents a new book, The Intimate Nearness of God: A Reflective Journal Exploring Contemplation and Transformation. The phrase, “intimate nearness of God,” comes from the keynote address by Pat Farrell, OSF at the 2016 LCWR assembly where she spoke of the contemplative impulse that has been stirring in and among women religious for some time. She noted that this contemplative focus is positioning religious to respond to a future impossible to anticipate. She posited that “we are being led in this direction for the sake of the church and the world.”

Occasional Papers -- Summer 2017

$5.00

This issue of Occasional Papers will take the theme, “Put Out into the Deep,” (Luke 5:4). Through a variety of approaches, we will explore the call that comes to us through the complexities of these times – globally, nationally, and within religious life realities. Fragile global economies, acts of terrorism, enormous growths in science, rapidly evolving technologies, as well as seismic changes in our religious communities create conditions that urge us toward deep thought and reflection in ways perhaps not required by earlier times.

April 2017

Leveraging Our Influence in Service of the Gospel

by Mary Pellegrino, CSJ -- LCWR President

Occasional Papers -- Winter 2017

$5.00

This issue of Occasional Papers on “Living into Love” will focus on the call to explore the mystery of Love and increase our own capacity for inclusive love that compels us toward transformative action for the life of the world. Drawing on ideas and insights raised during the 2016 LCWR assembly, the articles will probe concepts on the transformation needed in the world today and the potential that a contemplative stance in life provides for unleashing the energy of inclusive love.

February 2017

LCWR February 2017 Newsletter

A High and a Low Way

by Marcia Allen, CSJ -- LCWR Past President

Amid the chaos of over-the-top optimism and dire prophecies in the aftermath of the November elections a single question keeps nagging at me. Everywhere we read about the need for contemplation, stillness, presence, silence, as well as alarming predictions regarding the new presidency. Amid these two “horns” it seems to me that our dilemma lies in the realm of moral agency.  What, exactly, is moral agency in this cacophony of opinions?

January 2017

Standing in the 'Tragic Gap'

by Mary Pellegrino, CSJ -- LCWR President

Called to Nonviolence

by Marie Dennis, Co-President of Pax Christi International

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