Sr. Mary Pellegrino, a Sister of St. Joseph, was installed Friday as the president-elect of the nation’s largest leadership group for women religious.
Pellegrino, who is a member of the Baden, Pennsylvania, congregation, was elected in a vote of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious at the group’s annual assembly Thursday morning. LCWR is made up of Catholic women religious who are leaders of their orders in the United States; communities in LCWR represent about 80 percent of the nearly 50,000 women religious in the United States. Nearly 800 of the group’s 1,400 members are here for the annual conference.
“I’m feeling incredibly privileged to assume this role,” Pellegrino said. “I think it’s a great time — there’s a marvelous spirit here. I’m honored and privileged.”