When the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released its Doctrinal Assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the press and individuals said a lot. LCWR chose to say little, asking that people pray for them.
The LCWR meets May 29 to June 1 to discuss their response, and they have again asked for prayer. In fact, they released a prayer. So, here at Monastic Musings, I join my prayer with theirs, that the interactions between LCWR and the CDF bear fruit for both.
In this time of pain and promise,
we call on God’s Spirit to bless
the leadership of LCWR, of our
Congregation, and all women religious
who strive to live the gospel in these
We call on the Spirit of God to reveal
the way forward that is faithful to God’s
dream for us and our lives together.
May all who are called to engage
in prayer and conversation come to
the table with hearts that are open,
transparent, and faith-filled. May their
reflection be marked by a deep listening
to the voice of the Spirit at work in
May the holy ones who have gone
before us inspire us by their courage
and wisdom and affirm that we are
May we continue to faithfully live the
questions of our time and witness to
the people of God that we are women
at home with mystery and filled with
fierce hope for our shared future.
Prayer by Chris Koellhoffer, IHM