There are rare moments when one experiences a fullness of time. A time and place where the previous years' hopes and desires emerge as an intensified whole deeper and more grounded than one could have hoped. That was my experience of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious' (LCWR) Assembly this year.
GSR Today - Thank you, sisters. My first Leadership Conference of Women Religious assembly was awesome. Inspiring. Humbling. Gratifying. Inspiring. Heart-enriching. Heart-expanding. Joyful. Painful. Peaceful. Mindful. Spirit-filled. Delightful. Amazing.
LCWR 2016 - At this year's assembly, LCWR took a first step in addressing issues of race and religious life. A presentation Friday morning, by historian Shannen Dee Williams, Sr. Anita Baird, Daughters of the Heart of Mary, and Dawn Tomaszewski, Sister of Providence, was meant to set the stage for this year's conference resolution, which committed LCWR members to "examine the root causes of injustice, particularly racism, and our own complicity as congregations. . . ."
LCWR 2016 - After two days spent deeply discerning the movement of the Spirit in regard to future of religious life, on Friday, August 12, the membership of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious took a step back to reflect on the 2016 assembly and to celebrate some of its leaders. Later the assembly concluded with a banquet at which the official transfer of leadership occurred and the Outstanding Leadership Award was presented.