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Habits of Change: An Oral History of American Nuns

Carole Garibaldi Rogers


A collection of extraordinary oral histories of American nuns, this book 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, offerin ... More

Keywords: nuns, religious communities, Vatican II, sexual abuse, missionary, oral histories, women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199757060
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199757060.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carole Garibaldi Rogers, author
, independent scholar