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Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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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.

Winter 2015: International orders

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*Please note: This is the Winter 2015 edition of OP, intended for international shipping calculations.

Update (Jan. 2010)

The officers and national office of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious have received many letters from organizations and individuals expressing support as both the apostolic visitation of US women religious and the doctrinal assessment of LCWR continue.

Winter 2009: Tending the Stirrings of New Life

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The 2008 LCWR-CMSM assembly provided a rich feast for reflection on religious life leadership. The major speakers encouraged leaders to face the realities and challenges of religious life today, but to do so from a perspective of imagination and creativity, believing that this time is ripe for change and growth ... This issue of Occasional Papers tends to the stirring of new life in LCWR member congregations. We invite you to read the pages that follow and be attentive to the life stirring in you that may be inviting your attention.

Update (December 2009)

This issue coincides with the liturgical season of Advent — a time of waiting, a season rich in story and symbols, a holding of the tensions between what has been and that which is yet to come as we continue to birth new life. This Advent is particularly poignant for those of us holding membership in the LCWR, but Mary’s story is one in which we can both rest and gain strength for the future.

Update (November 2009)

Last year at this time, November 2008, we were immersed in headlines that surrounded us on a daily, if not moment by moment basis. It was the time of the US national election for President and the fall conventions were surprising in their results as well as their cultural shifts. The election of Barack Obama was a turn of the tide in our history as not just age but racial lines were crossed in the search for hope and peace with a “yes, we can” attitude of previous eras.

Choosing Simplicity in a Context of Deep Time - Part 1 (Oct. 2009, Vol. 18, No. 4)

From the perspective of deep time, we see our unity with everything that has come before us. We can see the significant patterns which have guided the natural world,  from its humble beginnings in single cells, through its increasing complexification into the beautiful community of ecosystems, by which Earth continues the elaboration of life expressions as a single living being. All the relationships by which these patterns of life have developed are remembered in the exquisite strands of DNA wrapped within the vessel of every living cell in the totality of Earth’s being.

Update (October 2009)

On August 15 we traveled from the New Orleans LCWR Assembly back to our communities with hearts uplifted by the gracious Spirit of God that consistently prompts us to creative service. We were inspired by the leadership efforts to heal our beleaguered brothers and sisters devastated by Katrina. We heard the stories of our Sisters leading the recovery activities of the city, serving the church with invincible patience at the Vatican, and recreating the stories of our founding Women of Spirit. In deep conversatio, we pondered the current Vatican inquiries into our lives.

Annual Report 2008-09: Midwiving New Life

We have framed our reflections, vision, and directions this year with the challenge of Midwiving a Vibrant Future. At the 2008 assembly Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ reawakened our spiritual call to Climb the Holy Mountains before us in our present reality as religious leaders.

Update (August/September 2009)

In my presentation to the 2008 LCWR national assembly, I spoke of how midwives deliver new life, pass on to others what they have learned, and then step back so that others can lead. The time has come for me to step aside as others step up to lead our conference. As I write my final column, various feelings bubble up, particularly gratitude for the privilege of serving the conference.  

Update (August/September 2009)

In my presentation to the 2008 LCWR national assembly, I spoke of how midwives deliver new life, pass on to others what they have learned, and then step back so that others can lead. The time has come for me to step aside as others step up to lead our conference. As I write my final column, various feelings bubble up, particularly gratitude for the privilege of serving the conference.  

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