Rogers, Carole Garibaldi.

Habits of Change : An Oral History of American Nuns - Cary : Oxford University Press, USA, 2014. - 1 online resource (344 p.) - eBooks on Demand Oxford Oral History Series . - Oxford Oral History Series .

""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Prologue: Where They�ve Been""; ""PART ONE: FROM THE PAST INTO THE PRESENT""; ""EVOLVING MINISTRIES""; ""1 IN THE SCHOOLS""; ""2 MISSIONARY WORKERS""; ""3 IN HOSPITALS AND CLINICS""; ""4 SERVING THE UNDERSERVED""; ""5 PASTORAL WORK""; ""6 SPIRITUAL COMPANIONS""; ""7 IN THE CLOISTER""; ""8 ON THE CUTTING EDGE""; ""CHANGING ATTITUDES""; ""9 ENCOUNTERS WITH JUDAISM""; ""10 THE CREATIVE DIMENSION""; ""11 TWO AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOICES""; ""12 STRUCTURES AND FISSURES""; ""13 SUMMONED TO LEAD""; ""14 THE DECISION TO LEAVE"" ""PART TWO: FROM THE PRESENT INTO THE FUTURE""""15 STAYING THE COURSE""; ""16 LIVING IN THE PRESENT""; ""17 ENVISIONING THE FUTURE""; ""Epilogue: Where They Are Now""; ""Appendix A: Narrators""; ""Appendix B: Religious Communities""; ""Glossary""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Selected Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""

A collection of extraordinary oral histories of American nuns, Habits of Change captures the experiences of women whose lives over the past fifty years have been marked by dramatic transformation. Bringing together women from more than forty different religious communities, most of whom entered religious life before Vatican II, the book shows how their lives were suddenly turned around in the 1960s--perhaps more so than any other group of contemporary women. Here these women speak of their active engagement in the events that disrupted their church and society and of the lives they lead today,

9780199830428 48.91 (NL),73.37 (UA),48.91 (1U)

Monasticism and religious orders for women -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Nuns -- United States -- Biography.
Oral biography.

Electronic books.