Essay, Part 2 of 5: The diaconate does not replace religious life. The diaconate is necessary for those women religious for whom it is a genuine vocation, distinct from their vocation and identity as religious.
Essay, Part 1 of 5: In a new series, Phyllis Zagano examines the questions most often raised by women religious about the possibility of women religious being ordained as deacons or of women deacons joining religious life.
GSR Today - The best way I found to become acquainted with sisters is by recording their personal oral histories, which I, as an "inadvertent archivist," got to do with the Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, Iowa.
As COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise in the United States, the pandemic has taken a terrible toll on the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in Latham. In December, nine sisters there died of COVID-19 as nearly half of the residents became infected during an outbreak at the provincial house that has affected 47 sisters and 26 employees since October.