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September 3, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Elise García, OP, General Councilor for the Adrian Dominican Sisters and President-elect of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), speaks about a variety of topics in a recent interview. Ever the bridge in her childhood and as a Sister, she talks of the many influences of her life, why she left her name in for election with the LCWR, and her views of religious life and the transitions ahead. Read the entire interview, written by Dan Stockman and published in the National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report.
Feature photo: Sister Elise García, OP, President-elect of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) speaks during a press conference at a Catholic action for Immigrants, held in Washington, D.C., in 2018.
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.