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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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Spiritual Companions

Spiritual Companions

(p.104) 6 Spiritual Companions
Habits of Change

Carole Garibaldi Rogers

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents oral history interviews with three American nuns who offered spiritual guidance: Sister Irene Garvey, a Dominican who works for the Jesuit House of Retreats in New York; Sister Janet Ruffing, associate professor of spirituality and spiritual direction in the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University in New York; and Sister Annette Covatta, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and founder and director of Fulcrum, a ministry devoted to holistic spirituality. The narratives capture the women's experiences over the past fifty years, beginning in the 1960s.

Keywords:   oral history, interviews, nuns, spiritual guidance, Irene Garvey, Janet Ruffing, Fordham University, Annette Covatta, Fulcrum, holistic spirituality

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