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  • Vieillir au couvent: stratégies des congrégations et paradoxe des laïcités.
    Anchisi, Annick, Laurent Amiotte-Suchet, and Kevin Toffel (2016)
    Social Compass 63:1: 3-19.

    Study of Sisters of Charity in France & merged religious congregations in Switzerland; as members' average ages increased, they turned to care for the aging, including their own members, running facilities within government programs designed for all aged persons.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Switzerland; Catholic, France; Sisters of Charity; Orders/congregations; Gerontology
  • Transnational Monasteries: The Economic Performance of Cloistered Women.
    Langewiesche, Katrin (2015)
    Social Compass 62:2:132-146.

    Study of a female Benedictine monastery near Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, which is financially independent with a yoghurt & food additive business.

    Associated Search Terms: Monasticism; Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou; Orders/congregations; Economic; Transnational; Nun; Benedictine
  • Le catholicisme québécos entre France et Amérique: Les missionnaires français, la modernité américaine et le redéploiement socioculurel dans l’espace public (1840-1870).
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2015)
    In Solange Lefebvre, Céline Béraud, and E.-Martin Meunier (eds.) Catholicsme et cultures: Regards croisés Québec-Fance. Québec: Presses de l'Université Laval, pp. 213-247 /Rennes, France: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, pp. 175-201.

    Role of some religious orders & congregations in creating autonomous space for modernization in Quebec; focuses on the case of he Viatorians, whose American-like educational program was autonomous from that of the classical curriculum traditionally favored by the higher clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Orders/congregations; Modernization; Education; Catholic, Canada; Clercs de Saint-Viateur; Canada, Quebec
  • Interrogatng and constructing the "authentic" Roman Catholic Church: Feminist perspectives among Canadian women religious.
    Gervais, Christine, and Claire Turenne Sjolander (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:3: 365-396.

    Based on 2008-11 field work, interviews, & questionnaire data from current & former sisters in Ontario. Respondents constructed "church" often from a feminist & social justice orientation rather than the official hierarchical one.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Feminism; Ex-sisters; Canada, Ontario; Orders/congregations; Sisters; Social construction of reality; Women; Catholic, Canada; Authenticity
  • Promises unfulfilled: American religious sisters and gender inequality in the post-Vatican II Catholic Church.
    Murphy, Ryan P. (2014)
    Social Compass 61:4: 594-610.

    Describes hegemonic forces that perpetuate gender barriers in the Catholic Church, in light of a current investigation by the Vatican of American Catholic sisters.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Stratification; Sisters; Gender traditionalism; Catholic; Gender; Orders/congregations
  • New Generations of Catholic Sisters. The Challenge of Diversity.
    Johnson, Mary, Patricia Wittberg, and Mary L. Gautier (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Based on a 1999 survey of women who entered U.S.A. religious communities in 1965-85 who stayed, & a 2009 survey of women who entered 1993-2008 who stayed.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Orders/congregations; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters
  • Diversity and the Common Good: Civil Society, Religion, and Catholic Sisters in a Small City.
    Karraker, Meg Wilks (2013)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Migration; Education; Sisters; Race; Orders/congregations; Diversity; Community study; Justice
  • Les communautés religieuses dans le canton de Fribourg. Aperçu, évolution, relations et perspectives. Rapport établi par l’Institut Religioscope sur mandat du Conseil d’État du canton de Fribourg.
    Mayer, Jean-François (2012)
    www.fr.ch/diaf/files/pdf46/Rapport_Religioscope_F.pdf (consulté le 30 mars 2015)

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Switzerland, Fribourg Canton
  • Hors du cloître et dans le monde. Des Soeurs catholiques comme actrices transnationales.
    Langewiesche, Katrin (2012)
    Social Sciences and Missions 25:3: 195-224.

    Associated Search Terms: Missions; Orders/congregations; Sisters; Transnational; Catholic
  • Canadian women religious' negotiation of feminism and Catholicism.
    Gervais, Christine L.M. (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:4: 384-410.

    Based on interviews with 26 women religious from 8 religious communities in Ontario; describes a loyal opposition to a patriarchal church.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Orders/congregations; Feminism; Catholic, Canada; Canada, Ontario
  • Das Mönchtum und der religiöse Orden nach Max Weber und Ernst Troeltsch/Le monachisme et l’ordre religieux chez Max Weber et Ernst Troeltsch.
    Turcotte, Paul-André, with Arthur Lambert (2012)
    Claretianum 52: 428-503.

    Synthesis of the theories about monasticism of Max Weber and Ernst Troeltsch, followed by excerpts from their works.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Rationalization; Monasticism; Troeltsch, Ernst; Weber, Max
  • Spirituality, Activism, and the 'Postsecular' in the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
    Wilcox, Melissa M. (2012)
    In Peter Nynäs and Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip (eds.) Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, pp. 37-50.

    Based on interviews & observation of a communal spirituality-based (i.e., no religious affiliation) LGBT group involving some parody of Catholic nuns.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; LGBT; Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence; Nun; Activism; Participant observation; Post-secular; Orders/congregations
  • Building Strong Church Communities. a Sociological Overview.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2012)
    Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press.

    Calls attention to the communal ideals of the Catholic Chuch & assesses the state of various community types within it. Employs parish survey data & data from orders & congregations, collected by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Internet; Orders/congregations; Parish; Lay movements; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Le monachisme dans la sociologie de Max Weber et de Ernst Troeltsch.
    Turcotte, Paul-André, with Arthur Lambert (2012)
    Claretianum 52: 405-503.

    Synthesis of the treatment of orders/congregations in the writings of Max Weber & Ernst Troeltsch, followed by extracts from their wriitngs in German with French translations.

    Associated Search Terms: Rationalization; Weber, Max; Virtuoso; Troeltsch, Ernst; Orders/congregations; Charisma; Asceticism; Typology
  • With God on Our Side. The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital.
    Reich, Adam D. (2012)
    Ithaca, new York: Cornell University Press/ILR Press.

    It was necessary for a unionization campaign at a religiously-sponsored hospital to engage issues of values & theology, not simply material interests.

    Associated Search Terms: Labor; United States, California, Santa Rosa; Values; Social movement; Orders/congregations; Hospital; Gramsci, Antonio; Emotion; Catholic, U.S.A.; Social justice
  • Alternative altars: Beyond patriarachy and priesthood and towards inclusive spirtuality, governance and activism among Catholic women religious in Ontario.
    Gervais, Christine (2011)
    Canadian Woman Studies 29:1/2: 8-15.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Women; Patriarchy; Catholic, Canada; Canada, Ontario; Activism; Sisters
  • Christianisation et économie. Le travail à la mission des dehoniens dans l'Ouest Cameroun.
    Tsopmbeng, François Étienne (2011)
    Social Compass 58:1: 12-26.

    As employers, the missionaries treated their workers better than did the colonial administrations.

    Associated Search Terms: Sacré-Coeur de Jésus (Dahoniens); Missions; Orders/congregations; Economic; Conflict; Compromise; Colonialism; Cameroon; Catholic, Cameroon
  • Sacrée Médecine. Histoire et Devenir d'un Sanctuaire de la Raison.
    Baubérot, Jean, and Raphaël Liogier (2010)
    Paris: Éditions Entrelacs.

    Religious secularization created a need for medical sacralization.

    Associated Search Terms: Death; Medical; Secularization; Orders/congregations; France
  • Les hospitaliers de Lourdes: une communauté événementielle?
    Amiotte-Suchet, Laurent (2010)
    In I. Sainsaulieu (ed.) Faire communauté en société. Rennes, France; Presses Universitaires de Rennes, pp. 75-88.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; France, Lourdes; Community; Sisters of Mercy
  • Recent Vocations to Religious Life: A Report for the National Religious Vocation Conference.
    Bendyna, Mary E., and Mary L. Gautier (2009)
    Washington: Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations
  • Testing the Effects of Organizational Culture on a Catholic Religious Order.
    Oviedo, Lluis (2008)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 23:2: 193-214.

    Factor analysis of questionnaire data from a sampel of provinces of the order of Friars Minor, showing 5 subcultures. Regression data with measures of vitality.

    Associated Search Terms: Organizational culture; Orders/congregations; Franciscan (O.F.M.); Factor analysis; Subculture; Clergy
  • Orders and schisms on the sacred periphery.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2007)
    In James A. Beckford and Nicholas J. Demerath III (eds.) The Sage Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage, pp. 323-344.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Schism
  • Ages of Life and Christian Faith among Religious and Former Religious./Età e fede cristiana tra religiosi ed ex religiosi di comunità maschili e femminili./Lebensalter und christlicher Glaube unter Ordensleuten und ehemaligen Ordensleuten.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2007)
    Concilium 2007:5:95-106 (English)./126-144 (Italian)./594-606 (German).

    Associated Search Terms: Age; Ex-priests; Orders/congregations; Ex-brothers; Ex-sisters
  • Vocation Versus Vocational Status in the Lives of Current and Former Vowed American Catholic Religious.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2007)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Vocation and Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 83-102.

    Analyzes 2002-2003 survey data from current and former Racine Dominican sisters & province of American current and former Franciscan priests and brothers (O.F.M.).

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Ex-clergy; Ex-priests; Ex-sisters; Franciscan (O.F.M.); Social issues; Social justice; Orders/congregations; Order of Preachers
  • Collective identity and distinctiveness: The case of U.S. conferences of apostolic women and men religious.
    Johnson, Mary (2006)
    In T. Frank Kennedy (ed.) Inculturation and the Church in North America. New York: Herder & Herder, Crossroad, pp. 179-197.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Identity; Orders/congregations
  • International Priests in America. Challenges and Opportunities.
    Hoge, Dean R., and Aniedi Okure (2006)
    Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press.

    Analyzes data from 2004 surveys of foreign-born Catholic priests & religious in the U.S., from dioceses, & focus groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Orders/congregations; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • From Piety to Professionalism--and Back?: Transformations of Organized Religious Virtuosity.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2006)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Examines the effects of secularization of schools, charities, & hospitals on the female religious organizational sponsors; 36 focus groups conducted 1999-2000 with a missionary society, deaconesses, & Catholic sisters.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Orders/congregations; Women; Change; Goal displacement; Deaconess; Organization; Identity; Focus group; Education; Hospital; Missionary; Secularization; Sisters
  • Catholic Religious Orders of Women in China: Adaptation and Power.
    Leung, Beatrice, and Patricia Wittberg (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:1: 67-82.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; China; Sisters; Catholic, China
  • Mountain Sisters: From Convent to Community in Appalachia.
    Lewis, Helen M., and Monica Appleby (2003)
    Lexington: University of Kentucky Press.

    Studies the Glenmary Sisters in Appalachia, who left the status of an official religious community to become the Federation of Communities in Service.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Federation of Communities in Service; Glenmary Sisters
  • Déclin et Refaçonnement des Ordres Religieux Vieillissants.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2002)
    Claretianum 42: 137-168.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations
  • Christian Consecrated Life in Sub-Saharan Africa: Past and Present Challenges.
    Onyajekwe, Marcellinus C. (2001)
    Social Compass 48:4: 573-591.

    Examines complications from Igbo culture for the European-modeled consecrated life.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Igbo; Nigeria
  • Visibilité Sociale et Identité des Ordres Religieux Vieillissants.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2001)
    Vie consacrée 2001:5: 306-323.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Identity
  • The religious order as a cognitive minority in the church and in society.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2001)
    Social Compass 48:2: 169-191.

    Psychological tension with the environment can range from conflictual intensity to nil.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Cognitive minority
  • Un centre consacré à l’etude empirique de la vie religieuse: le DIS de Madrid.
    Lopez-Garcia, Julián, and María Begoña de Isusi Echeita (2001)
    Social Compass 48:2: 193-208.

    Description of a research center (Departamento Investigación Sociólogica) & its work, followed by general observations on Western European Catholic orders & congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Europe; Orders/congregations
  • The impact of consecrated life on Indian society.
    Vallipalam, Mathew M. (2001)
    Social Compass 48:2: 263-277.

    Overview of the Catholic institutes of consecrated life in India & their works, which are both considerable.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; India; Catholic, India
  • La fabrication d'une sociologie des ordres religeux dans le Dizionario degli istituti di perfezione.
    Rocca, Giancarlo (2001)
    Social Compass 48:2: 279-297.

    Overview of the place of sociology in an encyclopedia of religious orders & congregations; only with the third editorial team in the history of the work were sociological works included.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Sociology of religion
  • L'Europe de Bruxelles en ligne de mire: les virtuoses du catholicisme au coeur de la modernité politique.
    Talin, Kristoff (2001)
    Social Compass 48:2: 249-262.

    In Europe, the disestablished Catholic Church seeks to form consciences & lobby rather than enjoy official privileges. The orders & congregations are fitting into the modality of operation.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe; Catholic, Europe; Politics, Europe; Orders/congregations
  • New faces of Indonesian Sufism: A demographic profile of Tarekat Qodiriyyah-Naqsyabandiyyah, Pesantren Suryalaya in the 1990s.
    Howell, Julia Day, M.A. Subandi, and Peter L. Nelson (2001)
    Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs 25:2: 33-60.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Indonesia; Islam, Sufi, Indonesia; Orders/congregations
  • The process of religious life in Brazil: A balance.
    Valle, Edenio (2001)
    Social Compass 48:2: 237-248.

    Argues for moderating the prophetic stance of the post-Vatican II years to fit into a church & society that have become more conservative.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Catholic, Brazil; Liberation theology; Orders/congregations
  • By their fruits you shall know them: The challenge of renewal among men religious in the USA today.
    Sammon, Seán D. (2001)
    Social Compass 48:2: 209-228.

    Discusses change in American Catholic orders & congregations of priests & brothers, brought about becaue of the Second Vatican Council.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations
  • Religion and Society--Two Sides of the Same Coin. Part II.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2001)
    In Michael H. Barnes (ed.) Theology and the Social Sciences. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis, pp. 205-213.

    Contemplation & the common life rather than apostolic works attract new members to orders & congregations today.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Vocation; Orders/congregations
  • Religious life in the USA: Community as a key bridge to young adults.
    Johnson, Mary (2001)
    Social Compass 48:2: 229-236.

    A focus on community living & spirituality can overcome the demographic gap between membership of religious orders & congregations on the one hand, & new recuits on the other.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Orders/congregations; Catholic, U.S.A.; Generations
  • Rêves et impasses dans les ordres religieux en déclin.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2000)
    Claretianum 40: 75-104.

    Exploration occasioned by the decline of religious orders, especially North American male teaching orders.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Catholic
  • Declining Institutional Sponsorship and Religious Orders: A Study of Reverse Impacts.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2000)
    Sociology of Religion 61:3: 315-324.

    Based on interviews with officials of orders that had withdrawn from operating some institutions.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Catholic
  • Partners in Mission: A Profile of Associates and Religious in the United States.
    Bendyna, Mary E. (2000)
    Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations; Associates of orders/congregations
  • Etnografía, habitus y forma de vida: una experiencia de campo en comunidades religiosas de clausura.
    Ludueña, Gustavo Andrés (2000)
    Cuadernos del Instituto Nacional de Antropologia 19: 365-384.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Monasticism; Habitus; Nun; Participant observation
  • Organizational Revival from Within: Explaining Revivalism and Reform in the Roman Catholic Church.
    Finke, Roger, and Patricia Wittberg (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:2: 154-170.

    Rather than through spawning sects, Catholicism reforms itself internally through orders that create sect-like features within a broader church framework.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Adaptation; Typology; Catholic; Orders/congregations
  • Power in the Margins: Gendered Organizational Effects on Religious Activism.
    Stalp, Maryeth, and Bill Winders (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 42:1: 41-60.

    Clergy faced behind-the-scenes opposition to their activism from the bishop while sisters received support from their superior. The gendered differences between public leadership & private work help explain the difference.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil rights movement; Activism; Women; United States, Illinois, Cairo; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters; Orders/congregations; Clergy
  • Zur Komplexität religiöser Orden heute.
    Punsmann, Herman (1998)
    Wissenschaft und Weisheit 61:1: 137-169.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations
  • Generation X and religious life: New findings from the CARA stdies.
    Wittberg, Patricia, and Bryan Froehle (1998)
    Horizon 23:3: 3-8.

    Associated Search Terms: Generations; Orders/congregations
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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