Being a Transforming Presence – Lynn Levo


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Being A Transforming Presence: Contemplation’s Essential Contribution
In the chaotic and challenging world in which we live today, we are called more than ever to BE a transforming presence – to live with an attitude of discovery, access our own and others’ potential and to close the gap between what we are learning and how we live. As we move from an awareness of self as a separate entity, to a self that is intimately intertwined with others and with all of creation, the discipline of contemplation is essential to embracing our full humanity. Contemplation, walking with God as we take a long, loving look at our reality, supports a flexible shaping and integration of prayer, reflection and dialogue. Forging a contemplative heart will help us to attend to the challenges and opportunities of our time by discovering a new consciousness, a new way of BEING.
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Lynn M. Levo, CSJ, Ph.D., a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is a licensed psychologist, lecturer and consultant. She received her Ph.D. from the University of New York at Albany, completing her clinical training at The University of Kansas School of Medicine.

Lynn consults with religious congregations of women and men, dioceses and health systems on mutuality, transitions and stress, anger, managing conflict, aging and healthy personal, sexual and spiritual development across the life span. Lynn has presented nationally and internationally to women and men religious, intercommunity novitiates and seminaries, on fostering healthy integrated sexuality, celibacy, relationships, intimacy, mutuality in community, and emotional intelligence. With women and men in leadership roles, she has offered insights into collaborative leadership, hope, living at the edge of chaos, our call to be evolutionaries, hope providers and being a transforming presence.  On numerous occasions, Lynn has shared her gifts with NRVC through projects and presentations for vocation personnel. In addition, Lynn also facilitates team development for several leadership teams of women religious, utilizing her experience as a former congregational leader and consultant. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Mary Emil Penet, IHM Award from the Religious Formation Conference in recognition of her contribution to the ministry of initial and ongoing formation for women and men religious in North America and internationally.

After completing 12 years ministering as Director of Education at Saint Luke Institute, a residential treatment facility for women and men religious,  Lynn currently is a Consulting Psychologist in private practice, offering consultations and presentations/workshops both in the U.S. and abroad.