August 21, 2019 – Just in time for the new school year for parish religious education programs, Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, has written a new book to help catechists – religion teachers – better understand traditional Catholic prayers. Her latest book, The Catechist’s Guide to Beloved Catholic Prayers: Understanding and Sharing the Tradition, has been released by Twenty-Third Publications.
In this book, Sister Janet offers a reflection, line by line, on traditional prayers such as the Our Father, Hail Mary, Act of Contrition, and the traditional Catholic grace before meals. She also provides background information on each of the prayers and offers study guides and questions that catechists can use with their students.
The Catechist’s Guide to Beloved Catholic Prayers is available directly from the publisher and from the Weber Shop at the Weber Retreat and Conference Center. It can be purchased in the store or ordered by calling 517-266-4035 or emailing email@example.com.
In writing her books, Sister Janet draws on her years of ministry in religious education, adult faith formation, and retreat work. She is a former Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit and received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership.
August 20, 2019, Scottsdale, Arizona – Sister Elise D. García, OP, General Councilor of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, was elected President-Elect of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) August 15, 2019, during the organization’s assembly in Scottsdale, Arizona.
As President-Elect, Sister Elise will serve on the three-member leadership team for the LCWR, along with the President, Holy Cross Sister Sharlet Wagner, and Past President, Sister Jayne Helmlinger, a Sister of St. Joseph of Orange, California. Sister Elise will serve as President next year.
The LCWR is comprised of the elected leadership of Catholic Sisters, representing about 80 percent of the Sisters in the United States. Sister Elise, formerly Director of Communications for the Adrian Dominican Sisters, has served on the LCWR National Board.
Read more about the 2019 LCWR assembly in the Global Sisters Report article by Dan Stockman, and scroll down toward the end of the article for more information about Sister Elise and her election.