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Sister mentors provide faith formation for 120 women at leadership event

The June 12-16 forum by the Given Institute brought together diverse people with the common goal of empowering young women to invest their talents in leading initiatives in the Catholic Church. The participants, ranging from ages 21 to 30, developed individual mission plans as they worked together with a group of 25 laywomen mentors and 50 religious sisters.

Breaking bread: Today's generation of Catholic sisters forge cross-conference relationships

It's clear that communion between the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious is crucial for the future of religious life in the U.S. — and young sisters think they just might the generation called to bring that to fruition.

For Nuns and Nones' six-month pilot program, millennials move in

In the Bay Area, four millennials in their early 30s became the first of the Nuns and Nones group to try out a residency program, temporarily living in a convent to witness and share in a spiritually grounded community life. At the Mercy Center, "a place where you couldn't escape spiritual wisdom," sisters and seekers learned from each other.

Avoid simplistic solutions to church problems, Sr. Carol Keehan tells graduates

In address to Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University graduates, CEO of Catholic Health Association faults imperialism rather than clericalism in church abuse and cover-up crisis. Daughter of Charity Sr. Carol Keean said, "The incredible message of God's love for each of us, the wonders of his plan for each of us individually and as a people risks being completely drowned out. "