“The Consecrated Life, deeply rooted in the example and teaching of Christ the Lord, is a gift of God the father to his Church through the Holy Spirit. By the profession of the evangelical counsels the characteristic features of Jesus – the chaste, poor and obedient one—are made constantly “visible” in the midst of the world and the eyes of the faithful are directed towards the mystery of the Kingdom of God already at work in history, even as it awaits its full realization in heaven.
"In every age there have been men and women who, obedient to the Father’s call and to the prompting of the Spirit, have chosen this special way of following Christ, in order to devote themselves to him with an “undivided” heart (cf. 1 Cor 7:34). Like the Apostles, they too have left everything behind in order to be with Christ and to put themselves, as he did, at the service of God and their brothers and sisters. In this way, through the many charisms of spiritual and apostolic life bestowed on them by the Holy Spirit, they have helped to make the mystery and mission of the Church shine forth, and in doing so have contributed to the renewal of society.” (Vita Consecrata, Introduction)
October 19, 2019
Sister Carol Jean Willie, SC, will do two presentations:
Community in a Global Age
Spirituality in a Global Age
Sister Carol Jean Willie, SC, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Master’s Degree in Reading and a Ph.D. in Multicultural Education.
She has extensive experience working cross-culturally throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America as a teacher, principal, teacher-trainer, cultural diversity consultant and retreat director.
She is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences and has also given presentations in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, South and Central America and Europe.
She recently completed two terms of office as the NGO representative at the United Nations where she worked in the areas of social development, education, environmental sustainability, human trafficking, interfaith dialogue and poverty eradication for the Sisters of Charity Federation. She continues to work with microfinancing projects in Africa.
She currently serves as the Program Director for Earth Connection, an environmental center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and serves on the board of Ohio Interfaith Power and Light.
Congregations Currently Serving in the Diocese of Lansing
Sisters of the Lamb of God
Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary