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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
The minister for religious is a liaison between the religious women and men in the Diocese of Little Rock and the bishop. Annually, the minister for religious sponsors the women's religious discernment retreat and the religious jubilarian Mass and workshop for religious. For more information, contact Sister Joan Pytlik, DC, minister for religious.
The Diocesan Council of Religious (above) reports to the bishop on behalf of the religious in Arkansas, advises the minister for religious, educates clergy and laity on religious life and promotes religious vocations. The council includes Father Patrick Watikha, AJ (front row, from left), Sister Maria Goretti De Angeli, OSB, Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Sister Joan Pytlik, DC, minister for religious, and Brother Anthony Pierce, OSB. Sister Mary Catherine Breidt, BSC (back row, from left), Sister Anne Henehan, RSM, Sister Elaine Willett, OSB, and Sister Norma Edith Munoz, MCP.
To learn more about the men and women religious in Arkansas, visit the following:
Religious Orders of Arkansas (Men and Women)
Women's Religious Orders in Arkansas (Women Only)