Nancy Sylvester


Nancy Sylvester, IHM, is founder and director of the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue. She served in leadership of her own religious community, the Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe, Mich., as well as in the presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). Prior to that, she was National Coordinator of NETWORK, the national Catholic social justice lobby.

Articles by Nancy Sylvester

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'Exercising Contemplative Power' Nov 4, 2014 Story : Column
'Noisy contemplation' Oct 13, 2015 Story : Column
A global quest for God Nov 9, 2015 Story : Column
A lesson from outer space: One species Jan 5, 2016 Story : Column
A modern-day crucifixion Apr 11, 2017 Story : Column
A special moment in time, a fullness leading to newness Aug 22, 2016 Story : Column
Advent: Where is God present? Nov 27, 2017 Story : Column
An encounter with a Dreamer Nov 1, 2017 Story : Column
An icon to contemplate this Lent Feb 15, 2016 Story : Column
Become communities of cosmic sentries Nov 29, 2016 Story : Column
Becoming a civil and respectful democracy once again Oct 18, 2016 Story : Column
Behold, the Body of Christ May 24, 2016 Story : Column
Casting our net to the other side May 31, 2017 Story : Column
Contemplation and changing consciousness Aug 27, 2014 Story : Column
Contemplation, a call to all Apr 28, 2014 Story : Column
Coping with anger and frustration in a contemplative way Aug 29, 2016 Story : Column
Dive below surface this Holy Week Mar 29, 2018 Story : Column
Exercising contemplative power in the face of growing racial, religious and sexual diversity Mar 16, 2015 Story : Column
Exercising contemplative power with some interesting partners Apr 20, 2015 Story : Column
Exercising contemplative power with the Vatican Jun 1, 2015 Story : Column
Exercising our religious imagination this Christmas Dec 16, 2015 Story : Column
Greeting the new year with compassion Jan 5, 2017 Story : Column
Grief and gratitude, life's strong currents Jun 29, 2017 Story : Column
If you can't sit, consider swimming Jul 24, 2017 Story : Column
Incarnation's joys: cookies and milk Dec 21, 2017 Story : Column