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Regis College Senior Honors Program
Thesis - Open Access
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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.
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© Rose Aspholm
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Aspholm, Rose, "A change in habit: Benedictine sisters, Vatican II and the pursuit of a meaningful renewal" (2012). Student Publications. 556.