Liberating Sanctuary

Liberating Sanctuary : 100 Years of Women's Education at the College of St. Catherine

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One hundred years ago, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet founded a college designed to unite women's intellectual and spiritual development: The College of St. Catherine, now St. Catherine's University. Is such an institution, a women-built and women-led Catholic college, an anachronism today? How has a century of changes in the Catholic Church and women's roles affected St. Catherine's? Addressing these and other questions in a scholarly and engaging manner, Liberating Sanctuary: 100 Years of Women's Education at the College of St. Catherine challenges prevailing assumptions about the history of women's education. The essays in this book, edited by Jane Lamm Carroll, Joanne Cavallaro, and Sharon Doherty, examine key figures, decisions, and ideas over the College's 100 year history, linking the story through a central theme: the paradox of institutional goals that seek both to liberate and constrain women. Since its founding, St. Catherine's has promoted women's leadership and autonomy, sometimes by design, sometimes by accident, sometimes despite stated more

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  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739170902
  • 9780739170908

Table of contents

Table of Contents Introduction: Taking Catholic Women Seriously Joanne Cavallaro, Jane Lamm Carroll, and Sharon Doherty Section I: Liberating Visions, Remarkable Lives 1. Extravagantly Visionary Leadership: The Irelands and Mother Antonia McHugh Jane Lamm Carroll 2. Portrait of a Daughter of St. Joseph: Sister Jeanne Marie Bonnett John Fleming 3. Opening Doors: Sister AJ and the Minneapolis Campus Deborah Churchill and Thelma Obah 4. Renewing the Meaning of a Women's College: Identity and Standpoint in the 1970s Sharon Doherty and Catherine Pribyl Lupori Section II: Intellectual Life: In and Out of the Classroom 5. What a Woman Should Know, What a Woman Can Be: Curriculum as Prism Joanne Cavallaro, Jane Lamm Carroll, and Lynne Gildensoph 6. Theology Fit for Women: Religious Wisdom, St. Catherine's Style Russell Connors, Joyce Dahlberg, Catherine Litecky, CSJ, MaryLou Logsdon, and Thomas West 7. Communion with Books: The Double Life of Literature Cecilia Konchar Farr Section III: Unique Legacy: Faculty and Student Experiences 8. Learning and Earning: The Work-Study Experience Julie Balamut and Virginia Steinhagen 9. Possumus: Sisters' Education in Feminism Mary Alice Muellerleile and Joan Mitchell, CSJ Postscript: Questions for the Twenty-First Century Sharon Doherty, Jane Lamm Carroll, and Joanne Cavallaro Bibliography Contributors Indexshow more

About Jane Lamm Carroll

Jane Lamm Carroll is associate professor of history at St. Catherine University. Joanee Cavallaro is chair of the English department and professor of linguistics and women's studies at St. Catherine University. Sharon L. Doherty is professor of women's studies and anthropology, and director of the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women at St. Catherine more

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