Yesterday’s session saw the sisters meditating in silence and focusing on knowing the Truth within themselves and in the assembly.
From inside the LCWR Assembly one sister reported the following:
“Even the contemplative silences are powerful. Imagine a room of 900+ where you could hear a pin drop! The quiet strength is palpable. We prayed to stand in Truth, whatever the personal cost. How can such fidelity be questioned?? Table sharings are animated and respectful, committed to discovering, accepting and proclaiming Truth as it is revealed to us.”
The keynote was given by futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard, whose books on conscious evolution are laced with references to the writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ. She believes the sisters are the seedbed for a transformational process in our world today.
“Barbara Marx Hubbard was eloquent in her description of women religious as poised to move the world to a new level of consciousness, to birth a way of unity. She believes we are in a defining moment of grace, where our authenticity and love give us the authority to lead a breakthrough, though not without difficulty.”