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May 16, 2019, Rome – Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, was one of many elected leaders of women religious to offer a positive and optimistic reflection of the visit of Pope Francis during the closing session of the 2019 meeting of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG).
“I was touched by his compassion and affirmation of the women religious leaders gathered for the audience,” she said. “His first words to us, affirming our call to consecrated life and acknowledging the differing charisms of religious life, were pastorally refreshing.” Sister Pat was also impressed by his walking up the hall with two Sisters “without clerical presence or fanfare, like a brother and sisters walking together,” and with his willingness to answer questions from UISG members.
Read the entire Global Sisters Report article by Gail DeGeorge. Scroll down about half-way through the article to find Sister Pat’s reflection.
November 22, 2017, Manila, Philippines – Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Congregation, was one of several delegates who spoke to Global Sisters Report about the November meeting of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG). One of two U.S. delegates to the UISG, Sister Patricia focused on the multicultural aspect of the organization and noted that the experience has helped her to see the universality of the Church. Read the full article by Gail DeGeorge.