LCWR Assembly 2015

2015_lcwr_assembly_logo_smallAt the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), held August 11-14, the approximately 800 participants discussed some of the essential considerations facing religious life and its leaders under the theme of “Springs of the Great Deep Burst Forth: Meeting the Thirsts of the World.”
In a reflection delivered at the opening of the assembly, former LCWR executive director Sister Janet Mock, CSJ set the context for the assembly, acknowledging the suffering endured by people throughout this past year – globally, as well as in Houston, a city recently besieged by floods. “It is within this context – in this city, in our country, our church, and our world abounding with beauty and promise and challenges beyond
measure, that we, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, meet, called by grace,” she stated.
LCWR has nearly 1400 members who are elected leaders of their religious orders, who represent approximately 80 percent of the 50,000 Catholic sisters in the United States. The conference develops leadership, promotes collaboration within church and society, and serves as a voice for systemic change.

Video reflection