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.

May 2018

The Future That Has Already Entered Us

by Mary Pellegrino, CSJ -- LCWR Past President

April 2018

Finding the Samaritans…

by Teresa Maya, CCVI -- LCWR President

We need to find the Samaritans. They are all around us, anchored in a faith that brings them into communion with God’s most vulnerable people. I have been blessed with meeting some of them recently. Always intrigued by their witness, I cannot help asking “why” -- why do you feel compelled to be here?  And their answer is always the same: these are human beings. They remind me that our call as apostolic women religious -- responding to critical human need -- is the heart of who we are.  

Spring 2018

Love, Oneness, and America’s National Security

Francine Dempsey, CSJ

I was six when World War II ended. We won, of course. God was on our side. America was secure. I was secure.

In my school days I lived through the Cold War, obeying quickly when sister commanded, “Duck and cover,” secure under my desk.

As a high school student I marched in the diocesan May Day parade and heard the Bishop say,   “Rosaries are more powerful than guns made by anti-God forces.”  God was still on our side.

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 takes 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 offers 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

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