CWR is a professional organization of personnel responsible for communications within religious congregations of women. Our mission is to be a network of professional support and education for members who promote understanding of women religious, enhance their image and advance their mission. CWR is also a resource for organizations serving women religious.


CWR members receive unparalleled networking opportunities, access to a member listserv and an exclusive member website stocked with resources as well as a subscription to LinkedIn Learning (a value equivalent to the CWR membership fee). The full array of membership benefits can be found here.

Individual membership is open to those who advance the mission of women religious through their work as communicators. Associate membership is available to those who are partners in the mission of CWR to promote Sisters but do not themselves serve as communicators for women religious.


The annual CWR conference affords members an opportunity to reconnect with friends and colleagues, to share ideas, to exchange information, and to learn more about how to do their work in a more efficient and effective way. Conference 2019 will be held in Mesa, Arizona, October 1-4 and will feature internationally know writer and speaker Joan Chittister, OSB. Register for conference by July 25 and save $50!

Conference Scholarship

CWR members can apply for one of the four conference scholarships that will be awarded for Conference 2019. Scholarship recipients receive complimentary full conference registration and three nights complimentary accommodation at the conference host hotel, the Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West.

Join Us

To become a CWR member, simply complete this application form and provide payment by credit card or select the “Pay Later” option in order to make payment by check. For more information contact CWR at 773-891-3313 or

Individual Membership: $300 annually ($250 for additional members from the same congregation)
Associate Membership: $275 annually ($225 for additional members from the same congregation)