Trends

On generativity

For those of us experiencing midlife in religious life right now it is difficult to experience the concept of "generativity." Complacency and conformity are among our biggest threats. We need urgently to be nonconformists.

Spanish-speaking sisters will gather in July for spiritual renewal

Since 2015, the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious' Intercultural Outreach Committee has presented Esposas de Cristo (Wives of Christ), a summer program to bring together Spanish-speaking sisters from around the U.S. for study, renewal, spiritual formation and networking. The next gathering is July 17-28 in upstate New York.

Younger sisters renew relationships to prepare for future leadership, collaboration

More than 100 younger sisters will gather in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend to compare notes, renew old ties and continue preparing for the future of religious life. The Collaborative Leadership Development Program works to develop the next generation of leaders among women religious.

Confusion arises over using sisters' land for Irish national maternity hospital

Contention over the relocation of Ireland's new national maternity hospital to a site owned by the Religious Sisters of Charity in Dublin has raised questions about the clinical independence of the new facility and thrust the congregation into the public spotlight, rekindling attention to past controversies.