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Jesuits of the Missouri Province


In addressing the issue of leadership in congregations which are increasingly influenced by the emergence of cultural postmodernism, I write not as one who is engaged in leadership or trained in the fields of organization and management, but as a theologian reflecting on the spirituality of contemporary religious. But part of my preparation for these reflections involved talking with a number of religious in leadership positions, asking them what were the major challenges they faced as leaders.


This paper presented, here slightly revised, to the Leadership Conference of Woxnen Religious on 23 August 1997 in Rochester, New York.

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