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Being Out Of Order

Carole Ganim

Verlag: Vandamere Pr, 2013
ISBN 10: 0918339774 / ISBN 13: 9780918339775
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Titel: Being Out Of Order

Verlag: Vandamere Pr

Erscheinungsdatum: 2013

Einband: Soft cover

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Inhaltsangabe: The 1960s were a time of great change in American society. Everything from haircuts to the role of women was shifting. Organizations, unable to redirect themselves as quickly as individuals, were caught up in this turmoil, and many foundered. It was only natural that women s religious organizations within the Catholic Church would be caught up as well. Nuns and sisters were the face of the Church to many, as nuns cared for the sick, educated the children, and served in the parishes. In 1965 there were 179,964 women religious in the United States, but by the end of the decade they had begun to leave in record numbers, and many of those who stayed began to demand changes. Today there are about 55,000 nuns in America.
In 1956, when the author entered the convent, she had no idea that she was to be part of a generation that would change religious life. The renewal within the Church occasioned by Vatican II and changes in lay society found their way into the convent. Nuns began to question the meaning of their lives living as women of ancient times, and many decided to take their faith, professional skills, and good will beyond the walls into the contemporary world. Being Out of Order is the story of that struggle and departure. The author and the others who left see themselves as a prophetic generation that helped lead all women to more fulfilled lives.

Über den Autor: Carole Ganim grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, as a Maronite Catholic girl within an exuberant extended Lebanese family. After high school, she entered the convent and began her life as an Ursuline nun. She earned her Ph.D. at Fordham University and taught English for a number of years at Ursuline College. After sixteen years, she left her community, but continued her academic career as both administrator and professor at various colleges and universities. Along the way, she acquired a husband and several children. She has presented papers and published in the literary field as well as in Shaping Catholic Parishes, a series of interviews about the emerging church. Her interests lie in asking questions and looking for answers about how and why

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