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Advent Book Order Form 2020
Aug 10 @ 1:26 pm – Oct 1 @ 11:00 am

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Enrich the Advent Season with inspirational daily prayers from the Sisters of the Living Word and their Associates. Please order books by October 1.

Order up to 50 books for $1.50 each or 51 books or more $1.25 each.

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SLW 2020 “All That Jazz” Virtual Fundraiser @ Virtual Event
Oct 4 @ 12:00 am – Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm

It’s free but you must Register thank you!

Join us from the comfort of your own home for the Sisters of the Living Word 2020 “All That Jazz” Virtual fundraising event. This event will support the efforts of the Sisters of the Living Word toward justice in the areas of immigration reform, dismantling racism and care of Earth.

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  • August 27, 2020 05/29/15 SLW 2020 All That Jazz Virtual Fundraiser

    It's free but you must Register thank you! Join us from the comfort of your own home for the Sisters of the Living Word 2020 "All That Jazz" Virtual fundraising event. This event will support the efforts of the Sisters of the Living Word toward justice in …

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  • July 30, 2020 05/29/15 Tribute to Sr. Rose Mary Meyer, Director of Project IRENE

    Project IRENE (Illinois Religious Engaging in Nonviolent Endeavors) was founded by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious of Illinois over 20 years ago. It was founded specifically to educate and lobby as a collective voice seeking justice for women and children through systemic change. The Sisters …

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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

Sr. Rosanne Stump, SLW
Rest In Peace
November 29, 1924 – September 9, 2020

Due to the restrictions placed on us because of COVID-19, we will not be able to have a funeral for Sister Rosanne at this time. The main reason is that her sister, Sister Julia, is not able to come here at this time. So, we are going to have a Homecoming Wake Service at Lauterburg/Oehler Funeral Home. This time we are happy to be able to have up to 50 people attending. Later on, when circumstances are allowing, we will have a Memorial Mass for Sr. Rosanne. So, please feel free to join us, if you are able, at the funeral home, or through live-streaming on the funeral home’s website.

Homecoming Service for Sister Rosanne Stump, SLW
Monday, September 21, 2020
2:15 pm followed by burial at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL
Lauterburg/Oehler Funeral Home
2000 E. Northwest Hwy.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004