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29 December 2020

Radical trust in dark times

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, religious communities have faced similar challenges to those experienced by most people in societies affected by lockdown, isolation, and deaths due to COVID. The journey has been marked by grief, a desire for transformation, and prayer to discern how religious life might emerge changed from this experience.

In a CRC webinar offered to members on September 24th, 2020, Sr. Rebecca McKenna, province leader of the Visitation Province of Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal, offered her insightful reflection to other leaders. She has ministered in education from elementary school to university, and taught theology at St. Thomas University in Fredericton. She also worked in spiritual direction and facilitation, with training by Parker Palmer and the Centre for Courage and Renewal to facilitate Circles of Trust retreats. We hope you will find Sr. McKenna’s perspectives helpful in renewing your outlook and your trust in these times.

This interview is taken from the Fall 2020 issue of the ad vitam webzine “Hope in Times of the Pandemic”.