Sisters: Role of 'Consecrated Women Religious' changing
But core mission of nuns stays the same
Monday, September 3, 2012
Serving the needs of the poor and less fortunate always has been at the core of a consecrated religious life.
Where nuns may be and what their venture looks like has changed. The heart of service has remained constant.
“The hallmark of a good religious life is you work yourself out of a job,” said Sister Kathleen Wegman, chancellor of the Diocese of Jefferson City.
For sisters serving in the field of education, no longer do they work primarily with immigrants looking to build a new life in a new culture. Many have, in fact, turned over the role to lay teachers and administrators.
But as historical avenues of service take on a new chapter, so the sisters prayerfully have sought out the new needs of a 21st century America.