Brigid Lawlor has served the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd in many leadership roles, including as Congregational Leader from 2003 - 2015. She is a member of the Province of Mid-North America.
Pope Francis has appointed Sr Brigid to a role at the Vatican office for religious. The appointment named her a Consultor for the Congregation for Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL).
As a Consultor to the Pope, Sr Brigid said she will provide advice to Pope Francis on the basis of need. In light of her background, she anticipates being asked to advise him on Justice issues, particularly poverty, human trafficking, immigration, and possibly racism. She believes he might also call on her to advise him in matters regarding women religious.
Acknowledgment of article in 'Items of Interest' May-June 2021, Newsletter of Province of Mid-North America. Full article (link below) by Jeanette McDermott, PMNA Communications Coordinator.