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Where Did All the Sisters Go? GSR's Stories Answer the Question


Have you ever had someone ask you the question, “Where did all the Sisters go?”

Such a question indicates how hard it has been, particularly in the United States, to communicate the changes that have occurred in religious life over these past decades. It has been difficult to spread the word about who religious are and what they are involved in. There were always sporadic articles, newspaper stories, but nothing consistent until Global Sisters Report (GSR) became a reality.

This year celebrates GSR’s 10 years of daily reporting about and by women religious. Over this decade, we have met women religious of all ages from around the world, representing various congregations, involved in the ministries of education, health care and social services, as well as a host of other expressions of their commitment to the Gospel

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Welcome Video and Programs

Welcome Video
We are living in a chaotic time. The Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue (ICCD) understands this chaos within an evolutionary context. Change has brought us to where we are and a new consciousness
must move us forward. 

ICCD’s vision Click believes in the transformative power of contemplative prayer and engaging this historical moment through communal contemplation and dialogue.

Watch the 3 minute video and
learn more about our work.

Enter the Chaos: Engage the Differences to Make a Differences

ZOOM Program
Beginning Thursday, January, 18, 2024
Concluding Saturday, January 20, 2024
Daily from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
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Zoom Presentation



Transformative Power of Contemplation
Seeing in a New Way

Contemplation moves us to “see” in new ways. It is coming home to one’s self and experiencing our oneness with all of creation.

The Challenge of Engaging Impasse

The experience of impasse is like entering the dark night of the soul. Hidden in the darkness of broken dreams, relationship betrayals, powerlessness, and futility is an invitation to transformation.

Dialogue – Encountering – Differences
The Quest for a Common Meaning
Choosing to dialogue is to give our comfortable ways of knowing. It is to give up the need to be right and to prove oneself.

Nancy’s Blog – Global Sisters Reflections

Follow the Daffodil. There is Only Light in Front of Us

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Consciousness Developing
We cannot solve the problems of today from the same level of consciousness that created them.               Albert Einstein


Contemplative Sitting Network
Join Us to Pray
Reflection for April 2024

New to Contemplation...Begin HERE

Reflect on your faith journey as
 you listen to Nancy’s Sylvester’s Journey:
What Drew Me to Contemplation?
What is Contemplation?


Continue to reflect on your faith journey as you listen to Nancy discuss transformation:

To purchase a copy of 
Crucible For Change
To read it click HERE

Desire, Darkness, and Hope: Theology in a Time of Impasse: Engaging the Thought of Constance FitzGerald, OCD
Book Review by Nancy Sylvester, IHM
Edited by Laurie Cassidy
and M. Shawn Copeland
480 pages; Liturgical Press $44.95

“What if, by chance, our time in evolution is a dark-night time — a time of crisis and transition that must be understood if it is to be part of learning a new vision and harmony for the human species and the planet?… For a new consciousness and harmony?”

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For ALUMS of Enter the Chaos

Zoom Call:
Thursday, June  27, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST

  (click on the title to read)   is my latest article published in Human Development.

Human Development magazine is a quarterly publication for people involved in the work of fostering the human and spiritual growth of others. This includes persons involved in religious leadership and formation, spiritual direction, pastoral care, education, counseling, health care, and those interested in the development of the whole person.

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