"To Wake up the World", Religious Life as a Prophetic Witness Symposium Proceedings

The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious hosted the Symposium, "To Wake up the World: Religious Life as Prophetic Witness," November 13-14, 2015. This Symposium on Religious Life was a national event where scholars and religious came together to discuss the beauty of religious life, a life of prophetic witness. The book is a compilation of the talks given over the two-day event.

The Foundations of Religious Life: Revisiting the Vision

Study Guide, Foundations of Religious Life download

Author : Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious

The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious has maintained the historical form of religious life, with sisters living in community and wearing the habit. In recent years, the communities of the CMSWR are experiencing growth on a worldwide scale.

In this collection of foundational articles, the CMSWR articulates how its perspective is in keeping with the vision set forth by Vatican II, suggesting that its commitment to a more visibly countercultural life and ministry is what sustains its orders and attracts young women to the CMSWR communities. 

The Foundations of Religious Life is ideal reading for sisters and those in formation, for their counterparts in men’s communities, for diocesan priests and for lay people interested in learning about religious life.