Resources

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A Nun's Life Ministry

A Nun’s Life Ministry helps people discover and grow in their vocation by engaging questions about God, faith, and religious life. The ministry is partially funded by a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

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African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) Organization

The mission of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) is to facilitate educational opportunities for women religious in Africa which will enable them to enhance and expand access to educational, healthcare, social and spiritual services for the people they serve.

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Alliance for International Monasticism (AIM USA) Organization

AIM USA is an organization composed of 140 communities of men and women in the United States and Canada who follow the Rule of Benedict and over 450 English-speaking monasteries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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Archives of the National Catholic Reporter: Selected stories about sisters Document

We've reached back into the print archives of National Catholic Reporter to bring you some articles about sisters, starting with ones from 1965 about their involvement in the Selma, Alabama, civil rights marches. Click here to see a list of what is available so far.

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Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern Africa Religious Conference

Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) is comprised of the National Associations of Women Religious from Nine Eastern African Countries, namely; Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Republic of Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan and Zambia.

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Canadian Religious Conference Religious Conference

Canadian Religious Conference

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Communicators for Women Religious Organization

The mission of Communicators for Women Religious is to be a network of professional support and education for members who promote understanding of women religious, enhance their image and advance their mission

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Confederación Latinoamericana de Religiosas y Religiosos (CLAR) Religious Conference

Caribbean and Latin American Confederation of Religious

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Conference of Religious of Ireland Religious Conference

The purpose of the Conference of Religious of Ireland (CORI) is to serve the leaders and through them the members of Religious Congregations.  It provides a forum where religious can work together in the mission they hold in common.

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Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious Religious Conference

Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) in the United States is a group of major superiors which formed in 1992. CMSWR's website provides links or contact information for over 100 communities.

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FADICA report: Understanding Our U.S. Catholic Sisters Today Document

Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame produced a report for FADICA about U.S. Catholic sisters, December 2015.

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Giving Voice Organization

Giving Voice is a peer led organization that creates spaces for younger women religious to give voice to their hopes, dreams and challenges in religious life. 

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International Union of Superiors General

International Union of Superiors General (UISG) is a worldwide, canonically approved organization of superiors general of institutes of Catholic women religious. UISG and the Union of Superior Generals (men) also share a website Vidimus Dominum with news items, articles and links to over 500 institutes of women religious worldwide.

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LCWR statements about doctrinal assessment, 2009-2015 Document

A collection of statements by the Leadership Conference of Women Relgious about the doctrinal assessment and mandate of April 2012 by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with links to the full statements as hosted by the LCWR.org website.

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Leadership Conference of Women Religious

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) founded in 1956 is an association of the leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States, who represent more than 80 percent of the approximately 51,600 women religious in the United States. LCWR's website provides links to nearly 200 congregations.

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National Black Sisters' Conference Organization

The National Black Sisters’ Conference (NBSC) is an inclusive organization of Black Catholic Women Religious and Associates from across the United States.  

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National Religious Vocation Conference

National Religious Vocation Conference is a U.S. professional organization of vocation ministers of both women and men religious institutes.

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Rejoice! – Letter for the Year of Consecrated Life Document

Rejoice! - A message from the teachings of Pope Francis to consecrated men and women

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Religious Formation Conference

Religious Formation Conference  is a U.S. national Roman Catholic organization serving religious institutes of women and men with programs and services for those in the ministry of initial and lifelong formation, and general congregational membership.

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Religious Orders of Women

Comprehensive listing of Religious Orders of Women

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Sisters of Earth Organization

Sisters of Earth is an informal network of women who share a deep concern for the ecological and spiritual crises of our times and who wish to support one another in work toward healing the human spirit and restoring Earth’s life support systems.

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SisterStory and National Catholic Sisters Week

SisterStory, a project of St. Catherine’s University, is a national campaign aimed at broadening awareness of Catholic sisters through storytelling and National Catholic Sisters Week. The project is funded by a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

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Statement of the LCWR officers on the CDF doctrinal assessment and conclusion of the mandate Document

Statement of the LCWR officers on the CDF doctrinal assessment and conclusion of the mandate, May 15, 2015

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Steps and stages of the formation process for women religious Document

The word "formation" refers to the stages of discernment as women advance toward making a lifetime commitment to a particular religious community. While the length of the steps vary and are shaped by the distinct tradition, the process of discerning a call both to religious life and a particular community is similar.

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Talitha Kum Organization

Talitha Kum: International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons, whose purpose is to share and maximize the resources that religious life has on behalf of prevention, protection and assistance, awareness raising and denouncement of trafficking in persons.

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