2014 Entering the Transforming Future Convocation

Entering the Transforming Future: JPIC Ministry in the Coming Age of Religious Life is the first convocation for those involved specifically in the Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) ministry for Congregations of Women Religious in the United States.

Entering the Transforming Future: JPIC Ministry in the Coming Age of Religious Life will be held at River’s Edge Retreat Center in Cleveland, Ohio, on November 11-13, 2014.

Helpful dates and times as you book your travel plans:

  • November 11th—Arrival and registration begins at 1:30.
  • November 11th—Dinner is at 5:30.
  • November 11th—Opening session is at 7:00
  • November 13th—Closing Mass is at 11:00.
  • November 13th—Optional Lunch at 12:15.

Keynote Speaker: Marie Dennis

Marie DennisMarie Dennis is co-president of Pax Christi International, a position shared with South African Bishop Kevin Dowling. Director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns for 15 years, Marie serves on the JustFaith Ministries board and is a Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace. She has written several books on the spirituality of a commitment to social justice, peace, and the integrity of creation. A mother and grandmother, she is a secular Franciscan and a member of the Assisi Community in Washington, D.C.



Facilitator: Mary Jo Nelson, OLVM

Nelson_Mary_JoMary Jo serves as a consultant and facilitator for religious congregations in the United States. She served two terms on the general leadership team of her congregation, Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters. She also served in diocesan leadership roles for many years in the Diocese of San Bernardino, CA. During this time she was an advocate for justice education in the diocese as well as a justice educator in the diocesan lay leadership program.

About Our Logo

Our logo was designed by Donna Korba, IHM. An accomplished designer, Donna contemplated the vision of “Entering the Transforming Future,” in search for a visual expression. The image she brought into being resonated with all of our hopes for the Convocation.

Three circles represent the constant movement from Contemplation-Compassion-Commitment and back again to the center where it all begins with one’s relationship with the Divine.

White Circle: Contemplation

Yellow: the Compassion to which we move after we begin to see with God’s eyes

Blue-Green Circle: Commitment (to the world) to action to make the world a more just place. Yellow glow…… Bringing God’s Light to the world

The flowing wave is our movement into the future as we continue on the journey.