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Women and Church
|“ ...to bear in her womb infinite weight and lightness;
to carry in hidden, finite inwardness, nine months of Eternity;
to contain in slender vase of being,the sum of power
– in narrow flesh, the sum of light.
Then bring to birth, push out into air, a Man-child needing,
like any other, milk and love – but who was God.”
[Denise Levertov, Annunciation]
Women are calling both women and men to give expression to a spirituality that affirms the 'Word'? in the world, embracing both transcendence and immanence. It is a spirituality that looks to the wholeness of things, which feels the relationality that binds the whole into unity.
The presence of the sacred
Sister Judette, you tell us that, “As religious we are called to be more attentive to the presence of the sacred in our own inner journeys, in the lives of others, and throughout the whole of creation.”...
Circles of faith
|The “Lydia’s circle,” in Acts 16:13-15, is a group of women who gathered outside the city gates to find deeper relationship with God and the community of life.|
Greening of Consecrated Life
|What does this mean the ‘greening of consecrated life?’ Is this an invitation for us to live as contemplative and compassionate women religious? What implications does this have for women religious, the Church, and all creation?|
A Synod of consecrated women
The largest and most significant International Women’s Assembly of the Catholic Church, which has been defined as the Synod of Consecrated Women, has just come to a close. Convened every three years by the International Union...
2014 LCWR Assembly
More than 750 Sisters attended the 2014 LCWR Assembly from August 12 to August 16 in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a very special blessing for all of us present. The theme was “HOLY MYSTERY REVEALED IN OUR MIDST”.