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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


“Are You the White Sisters or the Black Sisters?” Women Confounding Categories of Race and Gender

Amy Koehlinger

in The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831021
eISBN:
9781469605173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867990_brekus.13
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the history of Catholic women from their own perspective. Focusing on the experience of Catholic sisters who worked to promote racial justice in the 1960s, it shows that both ... More


Ethnic Intersections

Anne M. Butler

in Across God's Frontiers: Catholic Sisters in the American West, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835654
eISBN:
9781469601618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837542_butler.12
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the Catholic missionary initiatives to Native American communities. It argues that as Catholic sisters moved into worlds of color, the responses of ethnic communities to the ... More


Across God's Frontiers: Catholic Sisters in the American West, 1850-1920

Anne M. Butler

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835654
eISBN:
9781469601618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837542_butler
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Roman Catholic sisters first traveled to the American West as providers of social services, education, and medical assistance. This book traces the ways in which sisters challenged and reconfigured ... 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


Batteries, Crosses, Solar Panels, and Global Sisterhood

Casey Ritchie Clevenger

in Unequal Partners: In Search of Transnational Catholic Sisterhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226697413
eISBN:
9780226697697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226697697.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although there is ongoing popular and academic interest in the ways globalization shapes contemporary social life, scholars know little about transnational organizations or how they influence ... More


Pathways to Religious Life for American and Congolese Women

Casey Ritchie Clevenger

in Unequal Partners: In Search of Transnational Catholic Sisterhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226697413
eISBN:
9780226697697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226697697.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter outlines the different ways women in the United States and Democratic Republic of Congo were introduced to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. It focuses on the people, institutions, and ... 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


A Life of Ministries

Casey Ritchie Clevenger

in Unequal Partners: In Search of Transnational Catholic Sisterhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226697413
eISBN:
9780226697697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226697697.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the various settings where Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur work and explores different understandings of authority, obedience, and personal autonomy within religious life. In ... More


Mission Is Everything: Sisters on the Frontiers of Ministry in Greater Boston

Casey Ritchie Clevenger

in Unequal Partners: In Search of Transnational Catholic Sisterhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226697413
eISBN:
9780226697697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226697697.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the growth of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in Massachusetts from the arrival of the first sisters in Boston in 1849 to the formation of the Waltham Province in 1922, and ... More


Like Night and Day: Sisters’ Personal and Communal Religious Practices in Two Places

Casey Ritchie Clevenger

in Unequal Partners: In Search of Transnational Catholic Sisterhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226697413
eISBN:
9780226697697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226697697.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the personal and communal religious practices of Congolese and US Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, asking what leads members to organize daily rituals and annual gatherings ... More


Conclusion: Circling Back and Looking Forward

Casey Ritchie Clevenger

in Unequal Partners: In Search of Transnational Catholic Sisterhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226697413
eISBN:
9780226697697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226697697.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the future of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in the United States and Democratic Republic of Congo with attention to questions of declining membership in the Global North ... 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


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


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


Unequal Partners: In Search of Transnational Catholic Sisterhood

Casey Ritchie Clevenger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226697413
eISBN:
9780226697697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226697697.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

When we think of Catholicism, we think of Europe and the United States as the seats of its power. Although much of Catholicism remains headquartered in the West, the Church’s center of gravity has ... More


Strategic Storytelling by Nuns on the Bus

Ruth Braunstein

in Religion and Progressive Activism: New Stories About Faith and Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479854769
eISBN:
9781479834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854769.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ruth Braunstein’s chapter examines the Nuns on the Bus campaign, launched by a group of Catholic Sisters in 2012 to raise awareness of the harm that federal budget cuts would cause struggling ... 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


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


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