Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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One of the results of the renewal of religious life called for by the Second Vatican Council was the deepening and growth of interrelationships among congregations of religious. In the Americas, this was a time of strengthening national religious conferences, encouraging inter-congregational experiences, and increasing the numbers of religious serving in countries other than their own.

As a result of these changes, the conferences of religious of the whole continent decided to begin meeting together, beginning in 1971. These meetings have continued over the years and have involved LCWR, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC) and the Confederation of Latin American Religious (CLAR) -- the confederation of national conferences of religious of Latin America and the Caribbean. The InterAmerican Committee, made up of the presidents and executive directors/secretaries of each of these four entities have meet annually. Periodically, InterAmerican Assemblies have been held in which delegates from all the conferences of the continent participate. These assemblies have helped religious throughout the continent know one another and the situations in which they minister. The assemblies have dealt with topics of common interest to religious life in the Americas. These assemblies have taken place in various countries so that the participants can experience the local situations where religious minister.

InterAmerican Meeting
Chiapas, Mexico
Thu., Mar 21, 2019 to Sun., Mar 24, 2019
With the Missionary Guadalupanas of the Holy Spirit
Thu., Jun 18, 2015 to Wed., Jun 24, 2015
2012 InterAmerican Committee
2012 InterAmerican Committee Meeting
Bogota and Cartegena, Colombia
Sun., Feb 19, 2012 to Sun., Feb 26, 2012
2011 InterAmerican meeting
Wed., Jun 1, 2011 to Sat., Jun 4, 2011
2010 InterAmerican Committee
Sat., May 1, 2010 to Sun., May 16, 2010
2007 InterAmerican Committee
Mon., Mar 12, 2007 to Sat., Mar 17, 2007
Participants are the March 2006 InterAmerican Committee meeting included: (top row) Nueza Botelho Dos Santos, the translator, Carole Shinnick, Paul Linninger, DINA MARIA ORELLANA Dina Maria Orellana, (bottom) Dominic Izzo, Vilma Esperanza Q. Moran, Margaret Toner, Christine Vladimiroff, Alain Ambeaul and Michael McNulty
Mon., Mar 13, 2006 to Fri., Mar 17, 2006
Wed., May 4, 2005 to Sat., May 7, 2005