Catholic Sisters explore future at LCWR meeting in Orange
Sister of Charity Patricia Wittberg of
“In like manner,” said Sister Wittberg, “those among us who see the overall contours shaping the future of religious life may be less familiar with the daily details religious leaders face in negotiating these contours --- and vice versa. Charting the path to our future requires sharing both perspectives.”
On the second day of their gathering, the sisters addressed the resolution affirmed at the LCWR National Meeting last August: to “actively seek to strengthen bonds with women religious throughout the world.” To facilitate the prayer and reflection process, members of the executive committee from Southern California --- Sisters Kathryn Stein, CSJ; Kathleen Bryant RSC; and Angela Milioto, RSHM --- invited sisters from other countries who minister in
The region will participate in the August 2011 National Assembly in
Also presented was an update on the exhibit, “Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in
The day concluded with national business and election of Sister of St. Francis Patricia Rayburn, of
LCWR Region 14 has approximately 100 members who are elected leaders of their religious orders, representing approximately 2500 Catholic sisters. The conference develops leadership, promotes collaboration within church and society, and serves as a voice for systemic change. The region covers the states of
Prayer of the MonthPapal intentions for November: That priests who experience difficulties may find comfort in their suffering, support in their doubts, and confirmation in their fidelity. That as fruit of the continental mission, Latin American Churches may send missionaries to other Churches.
Papal intentions for December: That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need. That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Savior's coming.