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A breath of Fresh Air with LCWR president

Blog Published: July 19, 2012

This interview rocks! Sister Pat Farrell, OSF, president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, talked with Terry Gross on the NPR program Fresh Air on Tuesday.

New machine produces vocations to religious life?

Blog Published: May 3, 2012

The idea of a Speedway mini-mart producing vocations to religious life from a machine made me laugh. So much for the often-messy process of discernment!

Nuns on the Internet? Really?!

Blog Published: April 30, 2012

Nuns on the Internet?! Yep. The topic is still making news, which is great! One of the latest articles, from the Associated Press, just appeared in ABC2News.com, the Huffington Post, CBSNews.com, and other major media sources around the world.

Resource for reflection on doctrinal assessment of LCWR

Blog Published: April 24, 2012

After the Vatican made its announcement about the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR ) last week, many Catholics expressed a desire to learn more about the doctrinal assessment and reflect on its meaning in light of theology, which Saint Anselm described as “faith seeking understanding.”

Welcome to the Convent, Jane Lynch and Jennifer Hudson!

Blog Published: April 2, 2012

It’s time to build a new wing on the virtual convent of the Movie Star Sisters!

Hospitality–creating a space for mourning

Blog Published: February 24, 2012

Yesterday I attended a funeral service in a Christian church in a small town. The parking lot was packed. People of all ages squeezed into pews, sitting elbow-to-elbow to make room for all.

A toast to Luke 11:1-4

Blog Published: October 5, 2011

Over breakfast this morning, I thought about today’s reading from the liturgy. It’s Luke 11:1-4, where Jesus teaches the disciples a short, simple prayer ...