August 20, 2019, Scottsdale, Arizona – Sister Elise D. García, OP, General Councilor of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, was elected President-Elect of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) August 15, 2019, during the organization’s assembly in Scottsdale, Arizona.
As President-Elect, Sister Elise will serve on the three-member leadership team for the LCWR, along with the President, Holy Cross Sister Sharlet Wagner, and Past President, Sister Jayne Helmlinger, a Sister of St. Joseph of Orange, California. Sister Elise will serve as President next year.
The LCWR is comprised of the elected leadership of Catholic Sisters, representing about 80 percent of the Sisters in the United States. Sister Elise, formerly Director of Communications for the Adrian Dominican Sisters, has served on the LCWR National Board.
Read more about the 2019 LCWR assembly in the Global Sisters Report article by Dan Stockman, and scroll down toward the end of the article for more information about Sister Elise and her election.
November 28, 2018, McAllen, Texas – When the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) issued a call recently for Sisters to volunteer for a few weeks at hospitality centers for immigrants, Sisters from several communities responded. Among them are Adrian Dominican Sisters Patricia Erickson, OP, Mary Kastens, OP, and Nancy Murray, OP, who ministered or are ministering at the Catholic Charities Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. Sister Judith Benkert, OP, has served at the hospitality center in El Paso, Texas, where Sister Maurine Barzantni, OP, will serve beginning in early December.
Read the article in The National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report by Dan Stockman and Michele Morek.