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A Hope for our Church

Elia Cardenas, D.Min, Associate Director for the LC, was recently published in Global Sisters Report.

At the end of January, I joined the Leadership Collaborative, an association that fosters transformational and emergent leadership programs for religious life. Being a laywoman offers me a unique perspective that allows me to look at the religious congregational mission for our contemporary world through a different lens.

Through this new optic, I realize that we live in complex modern times when congregations of religious women are declining in numbers in the United States. Nevertheless, some congregations around the globe are thriving, and I am in awe of witnessing how God continuously nurtures dreams in life-changing efforts in our world, church, religious communities, and life journey. Read the entire article here:


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