Serving the Church: Sister Jane
Riha, standing far right, represented the Sisters of St. Francis of
the Holy Cross at the meeting of Wisconsin's bishops and women
The Wisconsin Catholic Conference in collaboration with the
Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Region 9 (state of
Wisconsin) sponsored a gathering of the Bishops of the five
Wisconsin dioceses and Women Religious in congregational
leadership. Sister Jane Riha was among the 21 people to
participate in the afternoon of dialogue and sharing on Oct. 30,
2012, at St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee.
The purpose of the conversation was to share perspectives
regarding the pastoral needs of the Church in Wisconsin and ways to
work together to meet those needs. A sense of mutuality and
respect for one another was evident as the Bishops and Sisters met
in both small-group and large-group sharing sessions. The
participants considered how Bishops and Sisters can be more unified
in serving the Church. They reflected on how to foster deeper
dialogue and a positive view of leadership in the Church.
A plethora of ideas for continuing a mutual relationship with
one another were surfaced during the sessions. The gathering
concluded with evening prayer in the seminary chapel followed by a
This story originally appeared in the Sisters' newsletter.
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