The Provincial Council of the St. Albert the Great (Central) Province, Lay Dominicans has issued the following statement in support of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious:
We echo the sentiments of the Franciscan Friars in our message: "We write, too, as a public sign of our solidarity with you as you endure this very difficult moment. We are privileged to share with you the journey of religious life. Like you, we strive in all that we do to build up the people of God."
We look to you as partners, sisters and models. Many of you have been critical in our formation and understanding of the life to which we have committed. We, too, struggle with issues of conformity, individualism, presence in the world, and unity of purpose. These give us a greater sense of the value of all viewpoints as we perdure not in fear but in faith. A basic principle of our formation is that all should be heard.
The Provincial Council of the St. Albert the Great (Central) Province, Lay Dominicans
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In unity and prayer,
The Executive Committee (for the Council)
Ms. Karen Sabourin, OP Provincial President
Mr. Joseph Komadina, OP Provincial Vice-president
Rev. Richard Litzau, OP Provincial Promoter