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“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


“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


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


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


Reaching Out to the People of God: The Implications of Renewal for the Sisters of Mercy in Parish Schools

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly

in Empowering the People of God: Catholic Action before and after Vatican II

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254002
eISBN:
9780823261154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254002.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly examines the interaction of members of the Chicago Province of the Sisters of Mercy during the 1950s and 1960s with their parish communities. As laypeople endeavored to ... 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


“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


Teens Encounter Christ: Pioneer in Young Adult Weekend Experiences

Kristy Nabhan-Warren

in The Cursillo Movement in America: Catholics, Protestants, and Fourth-Day Spirituality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607153
eISBN:
9781469608037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607153.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on Dorothy Gereke, formerly known as Sister Mary Concetta of the Detroit-based Sisters of Mercy, one of the cofounders of Teens Encounter Christ. Today, Dorothy is “a little bit ... 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


The Sisters of Mercy: A Tale of Two Cities

Edward Rohs and Judith Estrine

in Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Beginning in 1855, this chapter provides an overview of the historic roots of the Sisters of Mercy in Brooklyn and their involvement with the impoverished immigrant community, fifty five percent of ... More


The Twentieth Century

Edward Rohs and Judith Estrine

in Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes the aftermath of WWII and the challenges society faced in housing and caring for the generation of baby boomers who were born into extreme deprivation. It discusses ... More


Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Edward Rohs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book chronicles the extraordinary life of Ed Rohs, a bright, mischievous boy who was raised in five institutions of the Catholic orphanage system in postwar Brooklyn, New York, from infancy in ... More


Sisters of Mercy

Philip Gerard

in The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649566
eISBN:
9781469649580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649566.003.0036
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In July 1862, small band of Sisters of Mercy, led by Mother Mary Madeline Tobin, arrive at Beaufort and take charge of the military hospital at the Atlantic Hotel-once a fine report, now ... More


Ireland’s religious response

Paul Huddie

in The Crimean War and Irish Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382547
eISBN:
9781786945464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382547.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter will highlight how the various Christian denominations in Ireland reacted to the Crimean War, and how, unlike the Indian Mutiny and Boer War, it stimulated a substantial, although not ... More


The Crimean War and Irish Society

Paul Huddie

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382547
eISBN:
9781786945464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382547.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The book is essentially a ‘home front’ study of Ireland during the Crimean War, or more specifically Irish society’s responses to that conflict. It complements the existing research on Irish ... More


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