In the spirit of a new Pentecost, the Conference of Religious Leadership calls forth a vital presence and shared commitment to the Church of Cleveland as together we witness the hope and truth of the Gospel. United in the common call to consecrated life, we address the challenges of our time with the courage and radical availability of our foundresses.
The Conference of Religious Leadership (CORL) was founded in 1975 by the leaders of congregations of women religious in Northeast Ohio. These leaders, recognizing the power of collective impact, saw the need to share ideas, support each other and collaborate on ministry initiatives.
CORL and its member religious congregations seek to further strengthen the bonds among women religious in Northeast Ohio and, as numbers of sisters inevitably decrease, consider new ways to maximize the collective strength and influence of sisters in the Church and in Northeast Ohio. CORL also works to discover new avenues where sisters and committed lay-persons can collaborate in ministry in Church and in society.
Their overarching goal is to discern together where the Spirit is calling them and what they might continue to do for the Kingdom of God.
Congregation of St. Joseph
Dominican Sisters of Peace
Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine
Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth
Sisters of the Holy Spirit
Sisters of the Humility of Mary
Sisters of the Incarnate Word
Sisters of the Living Word
Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity
Sisters of the Most Precious Blood
Sisters of Notre Dame
Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Mark
Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis
Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland
Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown