God’s Infinite Vision: Our Journey to the Borders and Beyond

From left: Holy Cross Sr. Sharlet Wagner, past president; St. Joseph Sr. Jayne Helmlinger, president; and Adrian Dominican Sr. Elise García, president-elect (GSR file photo)

The LCWR assembly is an important moment for collective reflection on the twin crises hitting the world at this time – COVID-19 and the realization of how deep systemic racism is in this country. 

The more than 900 assembly participants engaged with one another in prayer, conversation, and discernment about how this reality is changing their lives, their institutes, the people they serve, and literally, the entire global community. The world is being irrevocably changed and it cries out for healing, care, and transformation. This assembly provided time for the participants to listen together to those cries and ask themselves collectively how to respond.

Questions for Discernment During The Assembly

What does it mean to serve in religious life leadership at such a fragile, uncertain time? 

What new opportunities do the pandemic and the cries for racial justice provide so that the world may move in closer alignment with God’s infinite vision? 

What is the call to women religious at this time?

We invite you, the visitor, to read the following articles about the virtual assembly, the new LCWR President and the Outstanding Leader Award.