INTRODUCTION TO THE CONFERENCE PAPERS
Religious life evolving: faithful and free is the overall title chosen by the two contributors to this year’s conference. Both Sr. Pat and Sr. Sandra have a wide experience of religious life in many different contexts, so they are very well-placed to make a positive contribution to that ongoing reflection that is part of our lives today as religious in the Church in Ireland. We thank them for being with us and for sharing their insights and reflections.
Our hope is that the reflection begun today will continue into the future as we face together the challenges of a Church that is re-discovering its pilgrim nature, and the new challenges to religious life as an integral part of that continually evolving community.
Welcome to the conference. Enjoy the papers and the opportunities offered by our gathering.
Peter Rodgers ofm cap