November 27, 2017

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"Our own grief is a gateway to grace, not only for ourselves, but for our world. The grace that will come from embracing this paschal narrative of communion will be costly, but it will not diminish us. It will take our best energy and will not consume us. It will open us to the vitality that lies deep at the heart of communion with God, with another and with the wider world."

- Mary Pellegrino, a Sister of St. Joseph and current past president of Leadership Conference of Women Religious, from remarks made at the 2017 LCWR annual assembly while she was president. LCWR evolved from the Conference of Major Superiors of Women, which was founded Nov. 24, 1956.