Over the past year, my community has been preparing to elect a new prioress. The momentous day now is just about two weeks away, and the chosen woman will be installed in mid-July. For a number of years, like most Benedictine women’s houses in the U.S., our community has used a discernment-election process for electing superiors. It’s a model that could work well elsewhere in the Church. So how does this process work?
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