Women and the Word 
A preaching initiative dedicated to the memory of Carmelite Sister Mary Lavin
The goal of 
Women and the Word 
is to provide a welcoming and supportive environment 
for the preaching 
of the Sunday Lectionary 
from a woman’s perspective.  
To arrange for a 
Woman and the Word series
call 216-267-7207
Mission Statement
Wisdom cries aloud in the street, 
in the open squares she raises her voice.    
                                                                               Proverbs 1:20
Sister Mary Lavin, OCD (1929-2016), was an inspiration to her Cleveland Carmelite community and to all who knew her and treasured both her contemplative spirit rooted in the Sacred Scriptures as well as her willing embrace of the challenges of the Second Vatican Council in the life of the Church. For many, her life was a homily. For that reason this initiative is dedicated to her memory.
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