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“The spirit of our Institute is mercy, as its name denotes”: The Nature of Mercy in Nineteenth-Century America

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly

in Women of Faith: The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254736
eISBN:
9780823261048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254736.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter one examines the spiritual and community life of the Sisters of Mercy from 1846 to 1929. It explores how the founding charism of Catharine McAuley was transported to the United States and ... More


“Not Bound by Enclosure”: The Sisters of Mercy Respond: 1846–1929

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly

in Women of Faith: The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254736
eISBN:
9780823261048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254736.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter two examines how the Sisters of Mercy lived their religion and sought to incorporate their founding charism in their works of mercy throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ... More


Demanding Decades: Mercy Response to the Clergy and the Laity: 1928–1960s

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly

in Women of Faith: The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254736
eISBN:
9780823261048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254736.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter four examines the growing demand for sisters to staff various institutions and the need to educate and prepare its members for ministerial work as teachers or health professionals. This ... More


Reinventing Community and Service to the World

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly

in Women of Faith: The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254736
eISBN:
9780823261048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254736.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter six examines the legacy of the Sister Formation Conference and Renewal on how sisters saw their ministry, their local community living, and their identity as women religious in the late 1960s ... More


New Community, Same Spirit

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly

in Women of Faith: The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254736
eISBN:
9780823261048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254736.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter three examines the nature of religious life following amalgamation and throughout the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s as that life became increasingly structuralized but remained faithful to the ... More


“This Far by Faith”: Reimagined Religious Life and the Sisters of Mercy

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly

in Women of Faith: The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254736
eISBN:
9780823261048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254736.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter seven examines the nature of religious life following the tumultuous decades of renewal. This chapter explores how the community lived and worked as the meaning of religious life shifted. In ... More


Epilogue: West Midwest and the Legacy of the Sisters of Mercy Chicago Regional Community

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly

in Women of Faith: The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254736
eISBN:
9780823261048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254736.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The epilogue considers the legacy of the Chicago Mercys and explores questions of the future of the community and vowed religious life for women. It focuses on the reasons for and consequences of the ... More


“Change Is Blowing Hard”: Renewal of Religious Life in the 1960s and 1970s

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly

in Women of Faith: The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254736
eISBN:
9780823261048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254736.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter five examines the renewal process and how this impacted religious government. The call to renewal emanating from the Second Vatican Council became one part of a larger movement to reform ... More


Women of Faith: The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254736
eISBN:
9780823261048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254736.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Women of Faith: The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community examines the history of the Sisters of Mercy of the Chicago Regional Community, the first congregation of ... More


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