The leadership team of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg attended the recent Leadership Conference of Women Religious in St. Louis, MO. The assembly is composed of the leadership teams of various religious orders in the United States. The theme of LCWR’s assembly was “Being the Presence of Love: The Power of Communion. The nearly 800 participants focused on the urgent need to foster communion and connection in a world plagued by polarization, division, and fractures of communion. We demonstrated our commitment to be in communion against racism as we stood on the steps St. Louis’ Old Courthouse where Dred Scott sued for his freedom in 1846. There we pray silently for victims of racism and for the systemic elimination of racism in ourselves, our communities, our country and our world. To see the texts and addresses click here. The texts of the presentations as well as photos of the event are available here. A video of highlights from the LCWR assembly is available here.