In so much of our struggle to enable the Church to become more fully what it is – or what we think it should be – often the person who is at the heart of those struggles can seem to drop out of the centre. Can we liberate Jesus from the margins ou our own journeys and allow him to be once more at the heart of our consciousness as we fashion the Church for the next millennium? Can Jesus be reclaimed from the exile of our historical consciousness? Reclaimed frm the smouldering battles for reform that have justifiably occupied so much of our energy of Late? He is – and ought to be – at the heart of our common struggle to be Church.
Margaret Brennan, I.H.M.
Sister Margaret Brennan, a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters from Monroe, Michigan, is Professor Emerita at Regis College of the Toronto School of Theology. She is also the theological Coordinator for the IHM Congregation’s Theological Education process. She holds a doctorate in theology and, for the past eighteen years, has had wide experience as and educator in many ecumenical and ethnically diverse arenas. Margaret has also served in many capacities in leadership within her own Congregation and with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious(LCWR) in the U.S. She is in great demand as lecturer throughout the world and speaks most often on areas of ministry, spirituality and the role of women in the church.