Women of Faith Hardback
The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community
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Women of Faith
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Though they had no immediate connection with McAuley, these women inherited her spirit and vision for religious life. Focusing on how the Chicago Mercys formed a community, lived their spiritual lives, and served within the institutional Catholic Church, this three-part perspective addresses community, spirituality, and ministry, providing a means by which we can trace the evolution of these women of faith as the world around them changed. The first part of this study focuses on the origins of the Sisters of Mercy in the Midwest from the founding of the Chicago South Side community in 1846 through the amalgamation and creation of the Chicago Province in 1929. The second part examines how the Mercys came together as one province through the changes of Vatican II from 1929 to the 1980s. Part III examines life after the dramatic changes of Vatican II in the 1990s and 2000s. Presenting rich examples of how faith cannot be separated from identity, Women of Faith provides an important new contribution to the scholarship that is shaping our collective understanding of women religious.
Women of Faith by Mary Beth Fraser Connolly was published by Fordham University Press in February 2014. The ISBN for Women of Faith is 9780823254736.
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|Author / Artist||Mary Beth Fraser Connolly|
|Publisher||Fordham University Press (February 2014)|
|Number of Pages||336|
|Page last updated||8th August 2017|