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Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MARS)
Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies
Religious Life in the United States has gone through a radical transition in the last thirty-eight years since the close of the Second Vatican Council. With the call of Vatican II to the renewal and updating of Religious Life, most religious congregations have been in a time of renewal, transition, and transformation. However, most religious congregations in the United States have also experienced a period of decline in the number of women entering their congregation, which raises questions about their future prospects. In response to these challenges facing Religious Life in the Catholic Church, particularly in apostolic communities in the United States, this thesis proposes the development of a transformative model of Religious Life.
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Iannuccillo, Sister Maria, "Continued Renewal of Apostolic Religious Life: A Transformative Model" (2003). Master of Arts in Religious Studies (M.A.R.S. Theses). 21.