First Advisor

Brumbaugh, Julia

Second Advisor

Castro, Obdulia

Thesis Committee Member(s)

Castro, Obdulia


Regis College

Degree Name



Regis College Senior Honors Program

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

79 pages


Description of interviews conducted by the author in December 2011 and January 2012 of several older sisters from Saint Benedict's Monastary in St. Joseph, Minnesota. The purpose of these interviews was four-fold. The first was to get a sense of why they chose to join the monastery during the 1940's and 50's; secondly to get a clearer picture of what life was like prior to the Second Vatican Council; thirdly to understand how these women experienced the changes brought about through their renewal process, and fourthly to find out why they choose to stay in the Catholic Church.

Date of Award

Spring 2012

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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