In 2008, the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life initiated an apostolic visitation to examine the quality of life of women religious in the United States. The final report from the Vatican was released on Dec. 16. A group of sisters in leadership at the time, including Adrian Dominican Sister Pat Walter, OP, wrote about their experience participating in the apostolic visitation. “Power of Sisterhood: Women Religious Tell the Story of the Apostolic Visitation” was announced at a book launch Dec. 8 in Chicago. An article about the book, “Attitude shift: Six years through the Apostolic Visitation,” was published in the National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report Dec. 10. Articles and links to more information about the apostolic visitation report are available on the Global Sisters Report web site.
Above: Sister Pat Walter, OP (second from right), former prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, was part of a panel at the book launch Dec. 8 at Loyola University in Chicago. She wrote a chapter in the book “Power of Sisterhood.”