I keep wishing for LCWR to send out bulletins from their quiet. I got spoiled during the Assembly, with its powerful, beautiful, nourishing addresses by Sisters Pat Farrell and Sandra Schneiders and its gracious press releases.
But they remain quiet. And in that, I do hear a message. What are the sisters doing? They are busy with their missions, living out their charisms! They know that response to the CDF mandate is NOT their reason for existence.
And isn't that the first function of leaders? First, they dream - and in this case, they try to see God's dream and their part in it. Then, they keep everyone's focus there.
Nuns on the Bus, Nuns on the Ferry - that's a very visible part of the sisters' mission, their clear solidarity with people who have been marginalized. But tens of thousands of other sisters simply and quietly continue their daily work to welcome all into the reign of God.