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Vatican II and Beyond

The Changing Mission and Identity of Canadian Women Religious

by (author) Rosa Bruno-Jofré, Heidi MacDonald & Elizabeth M. Smyth

Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2017
Category
Catholic
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780773551480
    Publish Date
    Dec 2017
    List Price
    $110.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780773551497
    Publish Date
    Dec 2017
    List Price
    $34.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780773552647
    Publish Date
    Dec 2017
    List Price
    $34.95

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The year 2015 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the Second Vatican Council, which aimed to align the Church with the modern world. Over the last five decades, women religious have engaged with the council’s reforms with unprecedented enthusiasm, far exceeding the expectations of the Church.

Addressing how Canadian women religious envisioned and lived out the changes in religious life brought on by a pluralistic and secularizing world, Vatican II and Beyond analyzes the national organization of female and male congregations, the Canadian Religious Conference, and the lives of two individual sisters: visionary congregational leader Alice Trudeau and social justice activist Mary Alban. This book focuses on the new transnational networks, feminist concepts, professionalization of religious life, and complex political landscapes that emerged during this period of drastic transition as women religious sought to reconstruct identities, redefine roles, and signify vision and mission at both the personal and collective levels.

Following women religious as they encountered new meanings of faith in their congregations, the Church, and society at large, Vatican II and Beyond demonstrates that the search for a renewed vision was not just a response to secularization, but a way to be reborn as Catholic women.

About the authors

Rosa Bruno-Jofré is a professor in the Faculty of Education at Queen's University. James Scott Johnston is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Queen's University. Gonzalo Jover is a professor in the Department of Educational Theory and H

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Heidi MacDonald is associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Lethbridge.

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Elizabeth M. Smyth is professor and vice-dean of programs in the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto.

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