Immaculata to Host Conference for Women Religious

National Religious Vocations Conference

National Religious Vocations Conference

On Saturday, October 10, Immaculata University will host a symposium sponsored by the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) entitled Today’s Catholic Sisters: Who They Are. Why We Need Them. The event is free and open to the public and will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Alumnae Hall. Immaculata is one of only four sites in the United States chosen to host the symposium.

This unique symposium, held during the Year of Consecrated Life, will feature several young sisters along with the authors of New Generation of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity. Participants will learn about the newest generation of Catholic Sisters and why they are needed now more than ever. A Q&A session and raffle will follow the main presentation.

“As an alumna of Immaculata and a Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I am delighted that Immaculata University is hosting this special event on Today’s Catholic Sisters,” stated Sister Rose Mulligan, IHM, director of vocations. “The IHM Sisters at Immaculata have inspired many lives through their witness to Christ in the consecrated life. I hope this symposium will shed light on their legacy and that of all women religious.”

Presenters and Topics:

Mary Gautier, Ph.D. – Changing demographics of U.S. Catholics and women religious institutes

Sister Patricia Wittberg, SC, Ph.D. – Generational differences among women religious

Sister Mary Johnson, SNDdeN, Ph.D. – Where do we go from here?

Panel of Newer Women Religious – panelists are from several different religious congregations serving the tri-state area

A Mass, celebrated by Father Richard Bennett, C.Ss.R., will be held at 4:15 p.m. in the chapel in Villa Maria Hall on the campus of Immaculata. Father Bennett is the pastor of St. Peter’s Parish in Philadelphia.

For more information call 773-363-5454 or to register, please visit

Immaculata University is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.

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