"Through Multiple Lenses: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the History of Women Religious" is a conference scheduled at Loyola University in Chicago, June 21-24, 1998, and is intended to extend our knowledge of the history of women religious by drawing on the wisdom and methodology of various disciplines. Interdisciplinary panels may include papers dealing with the same topic from different disciplines or perspectives, or they may be made up of specific papers which incorporate the theories or methods of more than one discipline.
While complete panels are encouraged, individual papers will also be considered. Five copies of proposed papers are to be submitted by November 15, 1997, to
Florence Deacon, OSF, Program Committee Chair
Cardinal Stritch College
6801 North Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217 (Phone 414-410-4188)
Proposals should include the panel title, title and one-page abstract of each paper, and a one-page vita for each participant, including current address, e-mail and phone number. A stamped, self-addressed postcard should also be enclosed which will be returned upon receipt of the above packet.
Persons desiring program and registration information should contact
Ann M. Harrington, BVM, Arrangements Chair
Loyola University Chicago, Gannon Center
6525 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626 (Phone 773-508-8430)
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Now available: "A Benedictine Calendar" by Theresa Schumacher, OSB, with liturgical and historical celebrations of American Benedictine women and their foundations. Theresa Schumacher was initially commissioned by the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses to create this calendar. It is in "permanent" calendar style.
The calendar contains 1) the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church with some Benedictine variations in ranking, 2) some women who are not celebrated in the liturgy but are significant in their contributions to the history and traditions of monastic development, 3) some civic commemorations observed by those Benedictine foundations represented in the calendar, 4) a detailed index of communities of women, their foundation dates, their founders, 5) and several appendices wich address the formulation of local calendars as encouraged by the Rule of Benedict and the documents and conciliar work of Vatican Council II.
The calendar is a way to network with Benedictine communities as day by day the rhythm of life is enhanced by these Benedictine connections. Liturgy coordinators will find it a helpful resource in planning local celebrations and in preparing local ordos. Libraries and archives will want copies for their records. Former members of Benedictine houses, Oblates, friends and families of Benedictines will be able to follow familiar names, dates, places and celebrations throughout the year.
To place an order, send $9.95 plus $3.00 shipping (Minnesota residents add $.65 for tax) to:
Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict
St. Benedict's Monastery
104 Chapel Lane
St. Joseph, MN 56374-0220