All the Light We Need

On Sunday, June 10, our Diocesan Partner from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Sister Carolyn Puccio CSJ, hosted a wonderful event for the sisters and their guests. The event was a presentation by Sister Nancy Schreck, a Franciscan sister from Dubuque, Iowa.

Sister Nancy, a frequent presenter both nationally and internationally, has served her congregation in formation ministry and in elected leadership, including as President from 2008 -2014. Additionally, she served in the Presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious from 1994-1997, and as the United States Delegate to the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) from 2008-2011.

Her presentation, entitled “All the Light We Need,” provided ample proof that God is with us now and always and that we have everything we need. Some people think and speak of religious life in the U.S. now as going through “a time of diminishment”, but religious life has undergone many transformations in many places over the centuries. And through each transformation, God has provided Catholic sisters with “All the Light We Need” to move through the transformations with wisdom and grace. She reminded her listeners that with each transformation of this life form, faith assures us that God is doing something new, and we are invited to perceive and believe that.

In religious life – and in all walks of life – the God of love and creativity will always provide us with “all the light we need”, in times of both twilight and sunrise.

Below is a link to Sister Nancy’s presentation. Enjoy and be inspired!

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About Sister Ann Oestreich, IHM

Sister Ann Oestreich, IHM, is currently serving as the National Coordinator for the National Catholic Sisters Project. NCSP is headquartered at Alverno College in Milwaukee. She has spent most of her religious life in teaching (Spanish), communications work and work for social justice. She has a particular passion to help eradicate the scourge of human trafficking, and is a Board member for U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking.