The Life panelists are a group of 20 sisters from across the global north and south who respond to questions about the unique, challenging and very specific lives of women religious. Click here to learn about the 2019-20 round of panelists.

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GSR's The Life: God's designs were made known

The Life - This month, the sisters describe an instance when they have revisited a past experiences and seen in them how God's loving designs were made known.

Directions and decisions: How do general chapters affect sisters' lives?

The Life - Panelists reflect on how community stances evolve in chapters and general assemblies and how practical applications flow from them, whether that's with vows, social justice, or spirituality and charism.

Learning from COVID-19 that we are not alone, but there is much separation

The Life - For May, the 2019-20 panelists were invited to submit a short reflection on COVID-19 and its effect on them, on their congregation, their country, or on the world.

With congregation-wide commitments, sisters are active in sustainable living

The Life - In honor of the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, celebrated April 22, 1970, our panelists shared many of the strategies and concrete steps their congregations are using to promote sustainability, preserve a healthy environment and combat climate change