NACAR Board Messages

Being the Presence of Love: The Power of Transformation LCWR 2017 Logo"Being the Presence of Love: The Power of Transformationwas the theme for the August 2017 LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious) Assembly in Orlando. The participation of over 600 congregational leadership team members was a remarkable presence of ‘love with transformative thinking’ on many topics throughout the assembly.  It was a perfect opportunity for NACAR board members to interact with many leadership teams at our exhibit table and at other times of both informal and ‘deepening group’ conversations.

It was evident that many sisters knew of the 2016 CARA Report, our NACAR website, social media and print resources, and the outreach that members are doing to promote NACAR. They asked questions about our strategic goals and requested advice on issues about supporting and enhancing their associate groups. Our attendance as an exhibitor for the last three years and the active engagement of NACAR members in various ways is providing tangible recognition with the leadership teams across the country.

Thus, as the NACAR membership moves into the autumn season with regional meetings and local group prayer, service and educational activities, we should be enthusiastic as we move forward.  We understand our important role of collaboration with congregational leadership teams and dialog with other religious and lay institutes.

LCWR President Mary Pellegrino CSJ described “the emerging narrative of communion within the diversity and universality of the Church.”  She said “Consider what God and humanity are asking for today?” Let us discuss this question as we explore our leadership role and determine our future communion with God and one another.

Thank you to all of those who have renewed their NACAR Membership. We could not do any of this without your support, financially and otherwise.

Watch for the NACAR Annual Report 2016-2017 which will be emailed next week!

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