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Habits of ChangeAn Oral History of American Nuns$
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Carole Garibaldi Rogers

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199757060

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199757060.001.0001

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Living in the Present

Living in the Present

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(p.245) 16 Living in the Present
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Habits of Change
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Carole Garibaldi Rogers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199757060.003.0016

This chapter presents oral history interviews with five nuns who have chosen to live in the present: Sister Catherine Bertrand, executive director of the National Religious Vocation Conference; Sister Ancilla Maloney, a Sister Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary from Scranton, Pennsylvania who now lives in an intercommunity house in the Bronx with other women religious and teaches in an inner-city high school there; Mary Jo Leddy, a Canadian whose book, Reweaving Religious Life, has had a very strong influence on many American nuns and who now lives with a group of refugees and other volunteers at Romero House in Toronto; Sister Patricia Marks, a full-time director of religious education in a suburban New Jersey parish who also works as a marriage and family therapist as well as a certified divorce mediator; and Sister Virginia Johnson, who is affiliated with Visitation House, a large private home in New York City. The narratives capture the women's experiences over the past fifty years, beginning in the 1960s.

Keywords:   oral history, interviews, nuns, Catherine Bertrand, National Religious Vocation Conference, Ancilla Maloney, Mary Jo Leddy, Patricia Marks, Virginia Johnson

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