|Carondelet Hospitality Center|
Women Religious Moving Forward in Hope
The purpose of Women Religious Moving Forward in Hope is to explore the ethnic and generational demographics of Catholic women in the United States, and the opportunities, challenges, and implications they present for new membership to religious institutes.
Due to overwhelming response, over 95 Congregations of Women Religious will have attended this program through March. At this time, we are very pleased to announce that through the generosity of the GHR Foundation, we are extending the program to one more gathering.The application process has re-opened to accept an additional 25 communities to attend the fourth offering of Women Religious Moving Forward in Hope.
Registration for the May gathering in Chicago will close on April 1. Please follow this link to apply: Women Religious Moving Forward in Hope: May, 2013.
The locations for the program:
- November 26-28, 2012, Felician Sisters Motherhouse, 3800 W. Peterson Ave., Chicago, IL (completed)
- January 7-9, 2013, Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Dr., Burlingame, CA (completed)
- March 5-7, 2013, Carondelet Hospitality Center, 385 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, NY (completed)
- May 28-30, 2013, Felician Sisters Motherhouse, 3800 W. Peterson Ave., Chicago, IL
The programs will begin in the late afternoon of the first day and conclude by lunchtime on the third day. Both participants are expected to be present for the entire program.
|Felician Sisters Motherhouse, Chicago|
Sister Mary Johnson, SNDdeN, professor of sociology and religious studies at Emmanuel College and visiting professor at Trinity Washington University for the 2012-13 academic year. Sister Mary is co-authoring with Sister Patricia Wittberg, SC and Dr. Mary Gautier a book on the new generations of women religious.
THEOLOGICAL REFLECTOR AND MASS PRESIDER
Father Andrew-Carl Wisdom, OP, promoter of vocations for the Central Dominican Province.
Sisters Kieran Foley, FSE and Sr. Miriam Ukeritis, CSJ.
Sisters Lorraine Reaume, OP and Anne Walsh, ASCJ, who will attend each of these gatherings and prepare a final document on the three gatherings.
As highlighted in the NRVC/CARA Study on Recent Vocations to Religious Life, successful vocation ministry calls for a corporate ownership for promoting and supporting new membership within religious congregations. The Women Religious Moving Forward in Hope gathering will provide a unique forum for vocation and leadership personnel to assume this ownership with a greater awareness of the profile and diversity of today's Catholic women.
Please feel free to contact Maryellen Glackin if you have any questions. NRVC.ProjectCoord@gmail.com or 215-605-5524.