Last night, I attended a prayer gathering at Holy Family Parish in New Rochelle. The purpose of this prayer was for the women religious as our leadership prepares to attend the Leadership Conference of Women Religous (LCWR) meeting in St. Louis.
The prayer was organized by many lay people and was so well-put together. There were readings from various sources-Oscar Romero's homily, the Scriptures, Perfectae Caritatis, Lumen Gentium and the Prayer of St. Francis.
I would estimate there were about 200 plus people present. It was so nice to be together with so many people who were so involved in prayer and singing of God's words. When we sang, it was such a resounding sound-the acoustics were wonderful.
People are so good and dedicated to the Gospel way of living. Prayer is so powerful. I pray that the LCWR meeting goes well next week and that all leadership teams of women religious feel supported.
Jeannie Humphries, osu