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Q & A with Sr. Sharon Dillon, executive director of the National Religious Vocation Conference

"I believe everyone has a unique vocation, and I enjoy helping people find what that is," says Sr. Sharon Dillon of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis. Dillon spoke with Global Sisters Report about her vision for the organization became executive director of in June, and how her past ministries inform her work.

Refugee or asylum-seeker?

Refugees and asylum-seekers seeking entry in the United States face separate, extensive processes that last years. Refugees are sent to a host country after extensive, multi-year vetting by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees that begins once they've left their homes and registered as refugees. Those who do not register cannot be resettled. 

Setting moon, rising sun

What if I were a millennial today searching for a way to fulfill my calling, rather than the baby boomer I am, now settled in religious life? In all honesty, I probably wouldn't consider a traditional religious community today that wasn't actively, creatively engaged in renewing itself. 

Grief is a gateway to grace, which can remake the world, LCWR president tells 2017 assembly

LCWR 2017: It's high time for women religious to take ownership of the narrative that has dominated their vocation for the past half-century, said St. Joseph Sr. Mary Pellegrino. As president of the Leadership Conference for Women Religious, she made an emphatic call to almost 800 women religious Aug. 10 to begin shifting the focus from diminishment to communion. The address, which was both challenging and comforting, was part of LCWR's annual assembly, held Aug. 8-11 in Orlando.