Judy Cannon is a member of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. She serves as a board member of sponsored ministries and a mentor in meditation programs. In her present ministry, she draws on her prior experiences of high school teaching, community leadership, promoter of social justice in Catholic health care, and service as an associate director of social mission for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
During a two-year program on aging, illness and death, I invited sisters in my community's assisted living convent to participate in small groups to share their experiences. I was fascinated by their responses.
I was fortunate to participate in "Nuns and Nones," an energetic gathering of women religious and millennials (nones being younger persons with no stated religious affiliation). Gathering on a Sunday afternoon, we learned that our agenda was to "hang out and see what happens." And so we did.