AND YOU SISTER, WHAT DO YOU SAY?

Thursday 3rd October 2019, Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Piazza della Chiesa Nuova, Rome 

Many times in the history of Christianity, religious sisters stood at the frontiers of change. As prophets and pioneers, atuned to the movements of the Holy Spirit, they have discovered new horizons of our faith in changing times.

In October 2019 another Bishops’ Synod will gather in Rome to discern the future of the Catholic Church in Amazonia. Yet women religious who outnumber brothers almost 10 to 1 globally and whose female superiors have the same canonical status as brother superiors, do not have the right to vote at these Synods. This must change if we want to see equality in the leadership of our Church.

 
 
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Click on speaker pictures to watch their speech

Sister Madeleine Fredell, OP

theologian and secretary general of the Swedish Justice and Peace Commission

Prioress Irene Gassmann, OSB

Prioress of the benedictine convent of Fahr, SWITZERLAND, Initiator "Prayer on Thursday“

Sister Teresa Forcades, OSB

theologian, physician, ACTIVIST NUN FROM monastery of Sant Benet de Montserrat, Catalonien, Spain

Sister Chris Burke, IBVM

TEACHER AND THEOLOGIAN FROM AUSTRALIA

Doris Wagner

former nun, author and theologian, Germany

Sister Shalini Mulackal, PBVM

FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD AS president of the Indian Theological AssociatioN, NEW DELHI, INDIA

Sister Simone Campbell, SSS

Executive DIRECTOR, NETWORK LOBBY, NUNS ON THE BUS, USA

Sister Mary John Mananzan, OSB

Superior, Manila Community, Founder and Executive Director Institute of Women’s Studies

Bishop Felix Gmür

SWISS CLERGYMAN, ROMAN CATHOLIC THEOLOGIAN, BISHOP OF BASEL AND PRESIDENT OF THE SWISS BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

Sister Anne Béatrice Faye, CIC

currently serving in dakar, senegal

 

Sister Maria Johanna Lauterbach, OCist

philosopher, teacher monasterio cisterciense ave maria in la paz/ bolivia

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Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson

Master of Ceremonies, Journalist, CBS News

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Event Schedule

 
 

11:30am

Welcome

zuzanna flisowska, general manager voices of faith

“Women Religious - it’s time to take a stand”

Sister Simone Campbell, SSS

“Are there limits to speaking with parrhesia?"

Sister Madeleine Fredell, OP

"The potential of women for building a just, peaceful, reconciled Africa”

sister Anne Beatrice Faye, CIC

First step to equality - Switzerland leading the way” 

Sister irene gassmann and bishop felix gmür in dialogue, Moderated by theologian Regula Grünenfelder

1:00pm

LUNCH BREAK

2:00pm

“What is the problem with feminism in our Church?”

Sister Teresa Forcades, OSB

“Breaking out - how the Church legitimises a culture of obedience and submissiveness”

Sister Shalini Mulackal, PBVM

“Are nuns twice as immature as monks?”

sister maria johanna lauterbach, ocist

“Shaping a new vision for the Church”

doris wagner

“It’s our responsibility too - Catholics cannot wait any longer”

sister chris burke, IBVM

“Cleaning your own house” - a conversation with Sister Simone Campbell SSS and Sister Mary John Manazan OSB

moderated by deb rose milavec, executive director, future church

3:45pm - END 'Step by Step' Thursday Prayer for Equality, initiated by Prioress Irene Gassmann, Fahr Monastery

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