We’re a community of women religious who advocate for the homeless, immigrants, the environment, anti-racism, and victims of human trafficking.

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Bible Study on Luke’s Gospel @ Living Word Center
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Join Sr. Joanne Grib, SLW for a Bible Study on Luke’s Gospel on February 17, 2020 from 9:30 am until 10:30 am. Email or call her to register: joannegrib@gmail.com or 847-909-5204.

 

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Educational Outreach Louisiana 2020 @ St. Edward the Confessor
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Please join the Sisters of the Living Word and their Associates and friends for an Outreach event on Friday, February 28 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor (4921 W. Metairie) that will focus on Free Indeed, an organization that helps those trafficked – mainly children and teenagers. Following the Free Indeed presentation Judge Joy Cossich Lobrano, ASLW will talk about taking part in recent symposiums at the Vatican that also focused on trafficking and other social issues. Complimentary lunch is included.

Feb
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8th Day at the Races @ New Orleans Fair Grounds
Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Please join the Sisters of the Living Word and their Associates for a Day at the Races at the New Orleans Fair Grounds in the Black Gold Room on Saturday, February 29 at noon. This event is commemorating the life of Sr. Lynda Rink, SLW (1944-2010).

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Annunciation Prayer Service @ Living Word Center
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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Join the Sisters of the Living Word and their Associates for the annual Annunciation Prayer Service. The service will also include a recommitment ceremony by the Sisters and the Associates.

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Peace and Justice Workshop, March 25, 2020 @ Living Word Center
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Join us for the continuation of the discussion on the Intersection of Racism, Immigration and Care of Creation on January 22, 2020 at the Living Word Center with Fr. Stephen Mitten, SJ who will lead this month’s discussion on Care of Creation. Lunch is included so registration is necessary.

SLW Mission and Core Values “Emmy Winning” Video 2019

 

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  • January 27, 2020 05/29/15 Catholic Schools Week – Judiann Derhake, SLW interviewed on Bunkie TV

    St. Anthony's Catholic School in Bunkie is celebrating Catholic Schools Week with a variety of programs and sharing information about the Montessori method as taught by Sisters Judiann Derhake and Jeannette Daniel. View TV Interview

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  • January 23, 2020 05/29/15 Peace and Justice Workshop on Racism

    The Intersection of Racism, Immigration and Care of Creation discussion series began this month with a focus on Racism. Rev. Dr. JohnAlan Boryk offered his personal experience of growing up in Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina and the profound changes he experienced after moving to Aurora, …

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Creating Communion at the Intersection of Racism, Migration and Climate Crisis

“Responding to God who loves all of creation into being, we recommit ourselves to create communion and examine root causes of injustice. We particularly focus on the intersection of racism, migration, and climate crisis. We recognize a sense of urgency and pledge prayer, education, and advocacy. We will use our collective voice, resources, and power in collaboration with others to establish justice which reflects God’s creating love.”
Leadership Conference of Women Religious Resolution to Action

Immigration: 21st Century

Immigration: 21st Century

Reading the signs of the times from our desire to create communion, we, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, affirm the inter-relatedness of the justice concerns addressed by the LCWR Call for 2015-2022. We are heartbroken by the myriad ways our one human family and Earth, our common home, suffer from disconnection, indifference, violence, and fear in the face of racism, migration, and climate crisis. Responding to God who loves all of creation into being, we recommit ourselves to create communion and examine root causes of injustice. We particularly focus on the intersection of racism, migration, and climate crisis. We recognize a sense of urgency and pledge prayer, education, and advocacy. We will use our collective voice, resources, and power in collaboration with others to establish justice which reflects God’s creating love.

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Anti-Racism

Anti-Racism

“In the presence of constant and painful reminders of the deep roots of racism in our country,” reads the 2018 statement of recommitment, which echoes the wording of the 2016 resolution, LCWR pledges “to go deeper into the critical work of creating communion, examining the root causes of injustice and our own complicity, and purging ourselves, our communities, and our country of the sin of racism and its destructive effects.” Leadership Conference of Women Religious Resolution to Action

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On Care of Our Common Home

On Care of Our Common Home

SLW Corporate Stance
To stand for the Care of Earth personally and corporately by our daily actions and work to support civil policies for the Care of Earth.
In June 2006, SLW and Associates formally endorsed the Earth Charter, with the commitment to “. . . take on, joyfully, trustingly, and courageously as a sacred trust, the protection of Earth’s vitality diversity and beauty” (The Earth Charter).
Our corporate stance at this time continues our commitment in this urgent need.

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In Memoriam

 

Virginia Thoennes, SLW
Rest in Peace
January 12, 1930 – December 8, 2019
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