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Habits of Change An Oral History of American Nuns

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ISBN-10: 0199757062

ISBN-13: 9780199757060

Edition: 2011

Authors: Carole Garibaldi Rogers

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A collection of extraordinary oral histories of American nuns, Habits of Change captures the experiences of women whose lives over the past fifty years have been marked by dramatic transformation. Bringing together women from more than 40 different religious communities, most of whom entered religious life before Vatican II, the book shows how their lives were suddenly turned around in the 1960s--perhaps more so than any other group of contemporary women. Here these women speak of their active engagement in the events that disrupted their church and society and of the lives they lead today, offering their unique perspective on issues such as peace activism, global equality for women, and the clergy sexual abuse crisis. The interviewees include a Maryknoll missionary who spent decades in Africa, most recently in the Congo; an inner-city art teacher whose own paintings reflect the vibrancy of Haiti; a recovering alcoholic who at age 71 has embarked on her fourth ministry; a life-long nurse, educator, and hospital administrator; and an outspoken advocate for the gay and lesbian community. Told with simplicity, honesty, and passion, their stories deserve to be heard.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Prologue: Where They've Been
From the Past into the Present
Evolving Ministries
In the Schools
Missionary Workers
In Hospitals and Clinics
Serving the Underserved
Pastoral Work
Spiritual Companions
In the Cloister
On the Cutting Edge
Changing Attitudes
Encounters with Judaism
The Creative Dimension
Two African-American Voices
Structures and Fissures
Summoned to Lead
The Decision to Leave
From the Present into the Future
Staying the Course
Living in the Present
Envisioning the Future
Epilogue: Where They Are Now
Narrators
Religious Communities
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Index