Women Religious Theologians' Symposium

Cherish the dream

Women Religious Theologians’ Symposium 2022

Rome, from the 12th to the 19th of June 2022


This UISG theological initiative, with the funding of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, gathers more than 20 Women Religious Theologians from around the globe. The aim is to reflect theologically on Religious Life taken into account different contexts and cultures enabling the sisters to write and present academic pieces and also be a resource for Congregations on Consecrated Life.


«As a Church which “journeys together” with men and women, sharing the travails of history, let us cherish the dream that a rediscovery of the inviolable dignity of peoples and of the function of authority as service will also be able to help civil society to be built up in justice and fraternity, and thus bring about a more beautiful and humane world for coming generations. 
Pope Francis, 50th Anniversary of the Synod of Bishops 17.10.2015


The Symposium answers Pope Francis’ call for a Synodal Church: it will be a special occasion to spend time envisaging the future, planting dreams, and drawing forth prophecies and visions filled with the joy of the Gospel. 



The Coordinator Team includes Women Religious Theologians with academic and international experience:

Sr. Julia Prinz, vdmf (left)
Sr. Maria Cimperman, rscj (middle)
Sr. Gemma Simmonds, cj, (right).

It also counts on the expertise of Sr. Patricia Murray, ibvm, Executive Secretary of UISG, and the help of Sr. Paula Jordão, vdmf, as the Formation Coordinator at UISG.

This Women Religious Theologians Initiative wishes, in the present moment of the World, Church, and Consecrated Life, to awaken new dawns of hope for Religious Life, nurturing the dialogue and reflection between Women Religious Theologians, Superior Generals, the Church, and Theology. 

This project will continue to unfold after the Symposium fostering church connections and creating worldwide networks among Women Religious Theologians. 


Paula Jordão, vdmf

UISG Formation Coordinator 


Leidiane Paes Abreu

Que bela iniciativa! Me alegro, me enche de esperança esse tipo de simpósio!

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