In November, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina hosted the 11th Collaboration for Ministry Initiative Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC where Sisters from all over the state gathered to renew, affirm and learn.
This year’s conference was titled “The Year of Consecrated Life” envisioned after Pope Francis’s year of Consecrated Life for all Catholics around the world. The main speakers were Sr. Margaret Carney, OSF, and David B. Couturier, OFM. Of St. Bonaventure University in New York, NY.
Both speakers focused heavily on the religious realities of today and the near future. Their presentations centered on the motivating need to wake up to new opportunities and include upcoming generations to offset dwindling Order populations.
Sisters spoke to the importance of these messages, saying “