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 uncertain times.
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 our world.
May the holy ones who have gone before us
inspire us by their courage and wisdom
and affirm that we are not alone.
May we continue to faithfully
live the questions of our time
and witness to the people of God
that we are w omen at home with mystery
and filled with fierce hope for our shared future.
- S. Chris Koellhoffer, IHM