When she set out to make documentary films about monastic life, Julie McElmurry knew she wanted to portray sisters differently. She wanted to "go through their front door and into their individual lives."
The headlines of a new coronavirus arriving in Colombia came as Sr. Johana Rivera Ramos prepared for the happiest and most consequential moment of her life to date. The 33-year-old member of the Hermanas Franciscanas de la Inmaculada (Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate), a Valencian order out of Spain, planned to take her perpetual vows.
In 1995, the Dominican Sisters of Hope acted on the call to start a new congregation. This anniversary year will be a time to explore how we are being called to go deeper into hope, and find more life.
Hundreds of sisters around the world joined the online session, "Re-Imagining the Future: Religious Life in the United States," during which LCWR leaders discussed shift in structures, membership, ministries and sustainability.