Soli Salgado is a staff writer for Global Sisters Report, covering sisters in Latin America. She joined the NCR team as a Bertelsen intern in 2015. Born in Buenos Aires and raised in Wichita, Kansas, she graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 with degrees in journalism, English literature and Spanish. Her reporting has received several Catholic Press Awards. Big loves include drawing, stand-up, planning trips, and presidential history.
In Part 2 of this series, Global Sisters Report explores the parallels between the unlikely community of women religious and millennial "nones" and their potential for a meaningful collaboration. While the decline in numbers at institutional congregations may be a discouraging trend to some, the union of these two groups may answer who could inherit the charisms that animate religious life today.
Amid changing consecrated life in the U.S., what drives millennials who don't identify with a particular religion reminds Catholic sisters of their younger selves: a passion for social justice, desire for authentic community, hunger for contemplative practice, and a willingness to devote their lives to a greater purpose. And they are meeting, in person, online and in community, to learn from and inspire each other.
Global Sisters Report: At a Cleveland retreat center Oct. 24-27, the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking network brought together women religious throughout the Western Hemisphere to share best practices in anti-trafficking ministry and to strengthen connections across borders.
Global Sisters Report: Addressing the bishops' assembly, where the abuse crisis dominated, the LCWR past president offered wisdom of women religious on leadership, "tried and tested in many ways."