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A Space in Between Walls: Inside the Sister-Taught Public Classrooms of New Mexico

Kathleen Holscher

in Religious Lessons: Catholic Sisters and the Captured Schools Crisis in New Mexico

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199781737
eISBN:
9780199979653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781737.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter deals with how women religious engaged church–state separation at mid-century. Its focus is on the practices and objects that made up sisters’ public schools in New Mexico. It considers ... More


“We Live in a Valley Cut Off from the Outside World”: Local Observations on Sisters and the Separation of Church and State

Kathleen Holscher

in Religious Lessons: Catholic Sisters and the Captured Schools Crisis in New Mexico

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199781737
eISBN:
9780199979653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781737.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter goes deeper into the character of popular support for sister-taught public schools in New Mexico by focusing on the communities of Dixon and Peñasco, in the northern part of the state. ... More


Sisters and the Trials of Separation

Kathleen Holscher

in Religious Lessons: Catholic Sisters and the Captured Schools Crisis in New Mexico

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199781737
eISBN:
9780199979653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781737.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter recounts the trial of Zellers v. Huff. For a nine-day stretch in 1948 a courtroom in Santa Fe was the setting for a contest that pitted the interests and motivations explored in this ... More


New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity

Mary Johnson, Patricia Wittberg, and Mary L. Gautier

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199316847
eISBN:
9780199371457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316847.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In recent years, many books and articles have noted the sharp decline in the number of women becoming Catholic sisters, in both North America and Europe. The current book compares those women who ... More


International Sister Students Today: Institute and University Responses

Mary Johnson, Mary L. Gautier, Patricia Wittberg, and Thu T. Do

in Migration for Mission: International Catholic Sisters in the United States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190933098
eISBN:
9780190933128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933098.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides demographic data on international sisters who are currently studying in the United States. It describes how U.S. Catholic colleges and universities and institutes of women ... More


Religious Life in the United States: Toward a New Demographic Definition

Mary Johnson, Patricia Wittberg, and Mary L. Gautier

in New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199316847
eISBN:
9780199371457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316847.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After reviewing the pessimistic predictions of the demise of Catholic religious institutes in both the popular and scholarly media, the chapter describes two studies of Catholic sisterhoods: one of ... More


Migration for Mission: International Catholic Sisters in the United States

Mary Johnson, Patricia Wittberg, Mary Gautier, and Thu Do

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190933098
eISBN:
9780190933128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933098.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book presents quantitative and qualitative data from the first-ever national study of international Catholic sisters in the United States, the Trinity Washington University/CARA Study. ... More


Generations and Their Cultures: Challenges and Possibilities

Mary Johnson, Patricia Wittberg, and Mary L. Gautier

in New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199316847
eISBN:
9780199371457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316847.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the theories of Karl Mannheim on generational change and outlines the characteristics of different generational cohorts of Catholics in the United States. The implications of ... More


Conclusion: Inviting the Future

Mary Johnson, Patricia Wittberg, and Mary L. Gautier

in New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199316847
eISBN:
9780199371457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316847.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter summarizes the period, age, and cohort effects that influence whether a Catholic woman in the United States will enter a religious institute and which institute she will choose. ... More


Community and Ministry: Balancing Life and Work

Mary Johnson, Patricia Wittberg, and Mary L. Gautier

in New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199316847
eISBN:
9780199371457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316847.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After a brief historical overview of how the communal life and ministry of Catholic sisters have changed over the centuries, the chapter charts generational differences in the kinds of communal ... More


Population Trends among Religious Institutes since 1970

Mary L. Gautier

in Pathways to Religious Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190878153
eISBN:
9780190878184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878153.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores population trends among religious institutes since Vatican II. While the overall trend, for both institutes of men and institutes of women, has been one of overall decline, ... More


Navigating the Contemporary Religious Landscape: Discerning Distinctions with a Difference

Mary Johnson, Patricia Wittberg, and Mary L. Gautier

in New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199316847
eISBN:
9780199371457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316847.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter first outlines larger societal changes that impact the likelihood of Catholic women considering a religious vocation. In the present spiritual marketplace, Catholics reflect a larger ... More


Identity: Distinguishing Elements

Mary Johnson, Patricia Wittberg, and Mary L. Gautier

in New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199316847
eISBN:
9780199371457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316847.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter covers the elements that comprise a religious institute’s identity: demographic characteristics such as its size, median age, location, and international spread; its “charism” or spirit; ... More


Priest and Prophet: Tensions in the Theories and Practices of Religious Life

Mary Johnson, Patricia Wittberg, and Mary L. Gautier

in New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199316847
eISBN:
9780199371457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316847.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After a brief summary of the recent Vatican-initiated investigations of Catholic sisterhoods in the United States, the chapter draws on the theories and writings of sociologist Max Weber about the ... More


Prayer, Spirituality, and the Vows: The Common Core

Mary Johnson, Patricia Wittberg, and Mary L. Gautier

in New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199316847
eISBN:
9780199371457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316847.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter finds that although all respondents were equally likely to cite prayer, spirituality, and a sense of divine call as reasons for entering their religious institutes, the youngest ... More


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