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.

March 2018

Love in the Little Moments

By Sharlet Wagner, CSC -- LCWR President-Elect

As we journey through Lent and toward the events of Holy Week, I find myself reflecting on life, on death, and on love in the little moments.

It has been said that religious life embodies a call to love: not the sentimental love of hearts, flowers, and cupids, but the agape love of selfless action for the good of another.

Becoming One in Love (Daily Reflection Book)

$6.00

LCWR presents a new 2018 book, Becoming One in Love: A Reflective Journal on Deepening Communion.

This collection of reflections written by more than 30 LCWR members explores how we are coming to understand the concepts and challenges of communion, and what living from a place of deeper communion might mean for the world. The writers probe the reality of the polarized world in which we live, and why the choice to move toward oneness and communion is critical.

Winter 2018 - At the Heart of Our Life

$5.00

The Winter 2018 issue of LCWR’s Occasional Papers will take the theme, “At the Heart of Our Life.” For several years, LCWR has been exploring the enormous shift taking place in human evolution and has been asking questions about the role of religious life as this shift occurs. Along with all the changes transpiring in the global community, changes are occurring as well in religious life as it has been known in recent decades. 

February 2018

Unfinishedness

by Mary Pellegrino, CSJ -- LCWR Past President

“If we think seriously about our unfinished cosmos.. . .we shall have to entertain new thoughts about everything, about who we are and where we are going, and about the meaning of our lives.” -- John Haught, The New Cosmic Story, Inside Our Awakening Universe

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 texts on the front of the cards are:

Resisting Mass Incarceration; Resisting Racism

by Mary Ann McGivern, SL

We know we live in a racist society. We know we live in a punishing society where two million men and women are incarcerated and seven million are under criminal justice supervision. But white middle class residents of these United States have to go out of our way to witness racism and mass incarceration. Indeed, a survey this fall by National Public Radio says 55 percent of white Americans believe white Americans face discrimination. They are wrong.

January 2018

Faith in and Hope for Human Dignity

Teresa Maya, CCVI -- LCWR President

December 2017

Where Does Love Lead Us?

Each issue of Update now includes “emerging questions” designed to engage us in reflection about religious life, leadership, and the signs of the times. One of the questions the Contemporary Religious Life Committee gave us in the October issue asked, “Where has love led me/us?” I found this question particularly intriguing. The call to religious life is a call to love, and the call to leadership is a call to love in a particular context. Where has our response to the call to love led us? And where is it leading us?

Impact of Military Budget on Social Services

Impact of Military Budget on Social Services: Choices to be Made

by Jean Stokan

EXPERIENCE

Our political leaders have some key decisions to make this fall as Congress needs to pass a federal budget for fiscal year 2018 by December. The stakes are high, particularly for the people we accompany in our ministries.

November 2017

Historians for the Lions

by Mary Pellegrino, CSJ -- LCWR Past President

Until the lions have their own historians,
tales of the hunt will always glorify the hunter. 
-- African Proverb (paraphrased)

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