Though we feel like we've had the conversation before, we talked about moving from conversation to moving into action? As we talked however, we realized that we are moving to action. Kristen M and Amy H both have houses to invite people to as models, though not without challenges, it is a sign of hope. The Franciscans of Washington, DC, Windridge Solitude and Green Mountain Monastery are other examples. Maybe we have more to celebrate than we realize.
We discussed two programs for this summer, VisionSpace and Summer Sisters. We are inviting sisters and women interested in religious life in to the Summer Sisters program. We plan to form community with interested women for 3-5 weeks over the summer. Living, Working and Praying together. More background from the last call....
VisionSpaceOur first National Event will be in Summer of 2014. Online and on-ground in St. Louis, MO. July 5-7, 2014. Several sisters have expressed interest. Please re-contact if you are interested in online or on-ground.
Theme: Moving into action, Seeds of hope
- www.relforcon.org - has webinars that have some good content. open to the public. see: https://www.relforcon.org/programs/webinars
- Johnson, Mary, Patricia Wittberg, and Mary L. Gautier. New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
- Hereford, Amy. Religious Life at the Crossroads: A School for Mystics and Prophets. New York: Orbis, 2013.
Program: Participants volunteer alone or in groups to prepare/facilitate a day. We recommend you draw from the resources, but you're not limited to that. All participants are encouraged to use one or more of the resources before you come.
Streaming: Each evening, we will stream a conversation to share the event beyond those who are gathered on-ground.
Sign up: Register for the program, or just to get more information.
Cost: $60. Scholarships available.
Open items still to discuss:
--2015 - Year for Consecrated Life
Great energy, great conversations! We invite younger women religious to be a part of this conversation. Contact if you would like to join us.