It was an amazing day. A perfect Eve of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit is alive in Spiritual Leadership for Challenging Times.
We did what we hoped: explored this deeply powerful way of leading, practiced what we learned, and left with a next step toward a vision. THANK YOU to everyone involved, especially:
(1) our wise, insightful, funny, engaging, superb speakers: Sisters Pat Farrell, Mary
Hughes, Helen Maher Garvey, and Marie McCarthy, and
(2) the participants who completely filled the room and shared their own wisdom.
We've got photos and a news report about it, and resources you can use to build on the experiences of the day. We'll add more to share it with all of you who couldn't be there -- because now, after this day of rich learning, we are even more convinced that this way of leadership can change the world.
Spiritual Leadership for Challenging Times:
Practices of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)
Discover a way of leadership cultivated over 50 years
Practice what you learn
Depart with a vision
From former LCWR presidents:
“The purpose of leadership is to make the future possible.” Joan Chittister, OSB
“As leaders we sit together in silence, wisdom emerges, compassion grows and we support one another in labor.” Mary Whited, CPPS
“We can claim the future we desire and act from it now.” Pat Farrell, OSF
New from Orbis Books
Selected LCWR presidential addresses reveal a way of spiritual leadership that has evolved over the last fifty years. Also: questions for reflection and book discussion.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
at The Catholic University of America
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies at the Catholic University of America and by Solidarity with Sisters
Join the conversation with experienced LCWR leaders (Read their bios here.)
Registration is required.
To register, go to the CUA Institute for Policy Research.
Fee: $15 (for boxed lunch)
Location: Caldwell Hall Auditorium, The Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC. Metro Red Line, Brookland/CUA station. Free parking.
Donations: Can you help us with conference costs? --
Use the Paypal link below or mail a check to Solidarity with Sisters c/o 1334 Patuxent Drive, Ashton, MD 20861. Many thanks!
from the LCWR Call
Questions? Email us anytime.
In Other Words...
Why did legendary Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill tell a new congressperson to "follow the nuns" on complicated legislative decisions? The way of leadership of US Sisters is the best-kept secret in the Catholic Church. This conference will feature four proven leaders - Sisters Pat Farrell, Mary Hughes, and Helen Maher Garvey (all past presidents of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious) and Sister Marie McCarthy, current LCWR associate director for leadership programs. It includes Q&A and small-group time. Come explore a way of leadership that is collaborative, communal, and rooted in Gospel values - and see how to apply it in your own situation.