Inter-congregational ministry and formation for US sisters

Inter-congregational ministries and formation were among the topics explored at the Leadership Conference of Women Religious 2015 assembly.

Former executive director Sr Janet Mock emphasised the need for inter-congregational ministries.

The St Joseph Sister said there could be no “superstars” in religious life.

Sr Mock discussed the need for current leadership to ensure that younger sisters are prepared intellectually, spiritually and psychologically for the world.

Sr Mock said there are about 1200 women in the United States in initial formation.

“What if we addressed these needs across congregations together?” Sr Mock asked the audience.

“Because, after all, these women are ours.”

One group discussion explored the idea of having inter-congregational small groups of women in initial formation that could engage, grow and even fail together.

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