What Are We Waiting For? Homily by Sister Joan Mitchell, CSJ

In the gospel of December 15, John the Baptist sends messengers, asking Jesus, “Are you the one who is to come? Or, are we to wait for another?” It’s a question for us. What are we waiting for? I wait for every day with a little contemplation. I have a rooster candle stand on ourContinue reading “What Are We Waiting For? Homily by Sister Joan Mitchell, CSJ”

Living the Gospel Today with Joan Mitchell: Fra Angelico’s The Annunciation

The second video in Sister Joan’s series “Living The Gospel Today” is about Fra Angelico’s The Annunciation.

Possible Futures for Catholic Sisters: Four Scenarios

by Joan Mitchell, CSJ Rarely does one have a front row seat for big historical events, but I participated in the 2007 Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) meeting that has so enflamed Vatican officials. LCWR is an organization for heads of religious communities. In 2007 I was a member of our Province Leadership Team.Continue reading “Possible Futures for Catholic Sisters: Four Scenarios”

Gospel Reflection for October 21st, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus said, “For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” Mark 10.45 Jesus calls his disciples together when he hears the rest complaining about James and John seeking status.  He defines himself as one who serves, who gives his life toContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 21st, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time”

LCWR president to sisters: Be ‘fearless’ on Vatican mandate | National Catholic Reporter

“ST. LOUIS— Hours before the U.S. Catholic sisters meeting was expected to decide how to respond to the Vatican’s rebuke of their leadership organization, the president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious told them to be “truthful, but gentle and absolutely fearless.”” Read the full address: LCWR president to sisters: Be ‘fearless’ on VaticanContinue reading “LCWR president to sisters: Be ‘fearless’ on Vatican mandate | National Catholic Reporter”

Sisters and the Vatican: Time for Real Dialogue

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious is currently meeting in St. Louis, discussing how to respond to Vatican accusations. Naturally I wish I was part of the conversation. I did hear in person Sister Laurie Brink’s keynote address at the 2007 LCWR meeting that has given rise to accusation that sisters are post Christian andContinue reading “Sisters and the Vatican: Time for Real Dialogue”