Nancy Sylvester


Nancy Sylvester is founder and director of the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue. She served in leadership of her own religious community, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Monroe, Michigan, as well as in the presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Prior to that, she was national coordinator of Network, the national Catholic social justice lobby. You may be interested in the current Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue program, "Enter the Chaos: Engage the Differences to Make a Difference." For information, go to

Articles by Nancy Sylvester

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Greeting the new year with compassion Jan 5, 2017 Story : Column
Lightning rods and rainbows Feb 23, 2017 Story : Column
The Welcoming Prayer: a powerful, transformative practice Mar 29, 2017 Story : Column
A modern-day crucifixion Apr 11, 2017 Story : Column
Casting our net to the other side May 31, 2017 Story : Column
Grief and gratitude, life's strong currents Jun 29, 2017 Story : Column
If you can't sit, consider swimming Jul 24, 2017 Story : Column
You have to be carefully taught Aug 29, 2017 Story : Column
No room for compassion fatigue Sep 26, 2017 Story : Column
An encounter with a Dreamer Nov 1, 2017 Story : Column
Advent: Where is God present? Nov 27, 2017 Story : Column
Incarnation's joys: cookies and milk Dec 21, 2017 Story : Column
New year, new reorientation Jan 24, 2018 Story : Column
Valentines and ashes, divine dance Feb 13, 2018 Story : Column
Dive below surface this Holy Week Mar 29, 2018 Story : Column
Take time to sense spring Apr 26, 2018 Story : Column
Glimpses of the light coming through May 31, 2018 Story : Column
A soul-searching time as a nation Jun 27, 2018 Story : Column
Two reflections on the LCWR book Aug 6, 2018 Story : Column
The clerical church in search of its soul Aug 27, 2018 Story : Column
Back to school, back to basics Sep 24, 2018 Story : Column
Climate change invites taking time Oct 29, 2018 Story : Column
Look at the US: What do you see? Nov 19, 2018 Story : Column
Ending the year with gratitude Dec 31, 2018 Story : Column
Appreciating each other Jan 30, 2019 Story : Column