Over Martin Luther King weekend, 18 sisters from 15 different congregations gathered at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery for the annualGiving Voicegathering of sisters in their 20s and 30s. Over the next few Updates we will be sharing reflections from some of the participants. Sarah Heger, a 30 year old Sister of St. Joseph from St. Louis, shares here some of her experience at the gathering:
I was listening again to the 2009 Religious Formation Conference presentation by Luisa Saffiotti, "Lifelong Formation for Living in Right Relationship." I find myself nourished and challenged by her words each time I listen.
Are you a woman religious in your 20s or 30s? Join us for the 2012 Giving Voice gathering of Sisters in their 20s and 30s January 13-15, 2012 in
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Last week at Giving Voice in Chicago, Jessi Beck, PBVM reminded those of us gathered that "ours is the task of allowing the questions stirring in our soul to be given a voice. And then in our deep listening and wrestling with the answers together perhaps the energy of communitas will ignite among us." Here are some of the ways Giving Voice is opening space for those stirring questions:
The Giving Voice National Conference in Chicago last week was an amazing gathering of 150 women religious from 50 different communities. You can hear some of the wisdom shared throughout our days and read some of the rich harvests from our conversations at the