Sisters' leadership team discerns and decides together

A photo illustration shows a letters board game that spells out the word "teamwork" (Unsplash/Nick Fewings)

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Sr. Mary Pellegrino of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, Pennsylvania, speaks to Sister Rejane about her time serving multiple leadership roles. Pellegrino served on her congregation's four-member leadership team, and served as congregational moderator. 

And during her second term in leadership, Pellegrino was elected to serve as president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which she called an "incredible opportunity and privilege." The dual leadership roles for both her congregation and LCWR was a lot of work. She credited her leadership team and their community for their support.

In this clip, she talks about how the St. Joseph leadership team considered the decision about the LCWR candidacy. "We did a bit of a discernment on my team to say: 'This is the invitation. Can we respond to this together?' " She added, "I felt like, if this were to be, it was really going to be a discernment among all four of us. And that's what it was."

Click here to listen to the full "In Good Faith" podcast where this clip is from.

GSR shares clips from our friends at A Nun's Life Ministry. Check out full episodes of all their podcasts (Ask Sister, In Good Faith, Random Nun Clips and more, like the archived Motherhouse Road Trips) on their website,

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