The charisms of women religious

Editor:

In “A Message from the Bishop” (Aug.17), I read with deep gratitude Bishop’s column affirming the presence and contributions of women religious to the life of the church. Particularly interesting was his understanding of the “charisms” of the various religious families. As he noted, each religious community has a way of hearing, responding and living out the Gospel message. These gifts enrich our lives and ministries. We may look different from each other; some in full habit, others in modern dress and we may have various “spiritualities,” but we are all one in the Body of Christ. In the name of all sisters who serve here in South Jersey, I wish to thank Bishop and assure him of our continued prayerful support.

Sister Mary J. McGarrity, IHM

Delegate for Women Religious

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