Last week, I finished three years in the presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the gift of a lifetime. In sifting through those treasures that I carry forward, I was struck anew not only by how much LCWR has given to me, but how much it has to offer our world.
GSR Today - Leading up this year's virtual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, I'd been thinking a lot about past LCWR assemblies and previous presentations that now seem prescient.
Sr. Jane Herb's lifetime in Catholic education has provided her with an innate understanding of complex systems and big-picture thinking, one she'll now put toward the ministry of national leadership as sisters contend with restructuring communities to fit their membership. Herb, a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Monroe, Michigan, was elected president-elect of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious on June 29.
On the LCWR annual assembly's final day, women religious gathered virtually to map out their journey forward. Officers shared three initiatives to guide them, and the conference revisited its 2019-2022 resolution.