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2019 Conference


Sheraton Mesa at Wrigleyville West

25TH Anniversary Conference featuring Joan Chittister, OSB

Sr. Joan Chittister is one of the best known and loved writers and international speakers on Benedictine spirituality and social justice in the world today. She has authored more than 700 articles and 60 books which have been translated into numerous languages and garnered 16 Catholic Press Association awards. Her latest books include, The Time is Now: a call for uncommon courage, published in the spring of 2019 by Random House and her National Catholic Reporter web column, From Where I Stand, is routinely reprinted on other websites, newsletters and magazines.  Sister Joan is a courageous advocate of social justice for all, especially for women, in both church and society. She speaks of “contemporary spirituality” and teaches us how to find God and inner peace in the midst of today’s turbulent world, rather than turning inward away from the world.  She served as prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania for 12 years, as president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and is currently co-chair of the U.N. sponsored Global Peace Initiative of Women and executive director of Benetvision: a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality.

Celebrate CWR’s 25-year Anniversary

Celebrate CWR’s 25-year milestone anniversary in the desert southwest with a prestigious lineup of speakers and presentations that support the prophetic voices of women religious who call out injustices and proclaim God’s love. Join colleagues who uniquely advance their congregational missions to honor the past, connect in the present and plant seeds that will bloom in the future.

Registration Information

Registration for CWR’s 25th anniversary conference is open!

(OCT 2/3)

Welcome reception (non-attendees):
Those traveling with conference goers but not attending the conference themselves may attend the welcome reception (Tue., Oct. 1)   $35/per person

Optional evening activity:
Wed., Oct. 2: Goldfield Ghost Town    $85
Thu., Oct. 3: Mesa area shuttle service   FREE