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Global sisters explore models of effective leadership


Mercy Sister Mary Patricia Garvin opened day three of a global gathering of women religious leaders here exploring the gathering’s theme of effective service leadership.

In a talk entitled “Graced Companionship: A Metaphor for Religious Leadership Today,” Garvin used Jesus at the primary model for leadership. She called him a graced companion “par excellance!”

LCWR leader to receive honorary doctorate


The immediate past leader of the main group of U.S. Catholic sisters is to receive an honorary doctorate from Jesuit-run Fairfield University.

Sr. Pat Farrell, the past president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws at the Connecticut institution's annual commencement, the university announced Friday.

San Francisco charities event honors women religious, setting records


So do we need to be reminded yet again of what U.S. Catholics think of their women religious?

Here’s another measure of affection:

Nearly 500 people jammed into a conference room April 13 at the St. Regis Hotel for Catholic Charities CYO’s annual Loaves and Fishes awards dinner and gala. Each year organizers honor some worthy recipient with the Loaves and Fishes Award for Faith in Action. It’s for someone who has done extraordinary work on behalf of the needy of the archdiocese.



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