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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
  • 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
  • La Virge et la Santa Maria. Les soeurs MIC et la plasticité des religions chinoises à l’Hôpital Général chinois de Manille (1921-1939).
    Laugrand, Frédéric (2014)
    Social Compass 61:4: 550-568.

    Catholic sisters from Canada established relationships with their Chinese immigrant patients in Manilla & converted some, but the conversions carried Chinese folk religion into the cult of the Virgin Mary.

    Associated Search Terms: Missionnaires de l'Immaculée-Conception; Syncretism; Sisters; Philippines, Manila; Missionary; Historical; Conversion; Catholic, Philippines; Chinese Filippinos
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Seminarians and Vocation.
    Dal Piaz, Giovanni (2007)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Vocation and Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 177-195.

    Reports demographics over time of secular & regular clergy, women religious, and seminarians in Italy.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Clergy; Sisters; Seminarians; Italy
  • 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
  • Academia and aggiornamento: The Social Sciences and Postconciliar Reform among American Sisters.
    Koehlinger, Amy (2007)
    U.S. Catholic Historian 25:4: 63-83.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Change; Sisters; Sociology of religion, U.S.A.
  • 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
  • Constructing Buddhism(s): Interreligious Dialogue and Religious Hybridity.
    Bender, Courtney J., and Wendy Cadge (2006)
    Sociology of Religion 67:3: 229-247.

    Based on interviews with Catholic sisters & Buddhist nuns who engaged in an ecumenical dialogue & influenced each other's practices.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Sisters; Buddhist; Catholic; Nun; Syncretism
  • 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
  • Transition from Vowed to Lay Ministry in American Catholicism.
    Blasi, Anthony J., with Joseph F. Zimmerman (2004)
    Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

    Based on 2002 questionnaire data from former & current members of 3 U.S. Catholic religious communities. Aspects of the intensive formation at time of entry persist through lay life; suggests these aspects should be the focus of training lay ministers.

    Associated Search Terms: Ex-sisters; Franciscan (O.F.M.); Ex-clergy; Ex-brothers; Racine Dominican Sisters; Holy Cross Brothers and Fathers; Catholic, U.S.A.; Franciscan
  • 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
  • Catholic Religious Vocations: Decline and Revival.
    Stark, Rodney, and Roger Finke (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 42:2: 125-145.

    Argues with cross-national comparisons of female religious (1962-95) & intra-U.S. progressive & traditional diocesan comparisons that reduced rewards for religious life & priesthood undercut vocations.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Vocation; Catholic; Clergy
  • Acts of Faith: Explaining the Human Side of Religion.
    Stark, Rodney, and Roger Finke (2000)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Received the 2001 Book Award from the American Sociological Association’s Sociology of Religion Section. Chinese translation published by the People's University Press of China, 2004. Translated by Fenggang Yang. Korean translation published by Bookorea Publishing Co., Forthcoming.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Market model; Rational choice theory; Sisters; Catholic; Competition; Secularization; Congregation size; Commitment; Sect; Mormon; Social capital; Conversion
  • 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
  • A National Survey of the Sexual Trauma Experience of Catholic Nuns.
    Chibnall, John T., Ann Wolf, and Paul N. Duckro (1998)
    Review of Religious Research 40:2: 142-167.

    Examines victims of sexual abuse who are vowed female Catholic religious; based on a sample survey.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Sexual abuse
  • An Orderly Return to Tradition: Explaining the Recruitment of Members into Catholic Religious Orders.
    Finke, Roger (1997)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36:2: 218-230.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations; Sisters
  • Les ordres religieux féminins et le compromis catholique: esquisse d'une recherche comparative France-Québec.
    Talin, Kristoff (1997)
    Social Compass 44:4: 579-594.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; France; Canada, Quebec; Catholic, Canada; Catholic, France; Sisters
  • Les religieuses sont-elles féministes?
    Dumont, Micheline (1996)
    Montréal: Bellarmin.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Feminism; Orders/congregations
  • Ministry of American Catholic Sisters: The Vowed Life in Church Renewal.
    Neal, Marie Augusta (1996)
    In Catherine Wessinger (ed.) Religious Institutions and Women's Leadership. New Roles Inside the Mainstream. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, pp. 231-243.

    Overview of modern development sin female orders & congregations, leading up to an emphasis on social justice.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Orders/congregations; Catholic; Social justice
  • The Growth and Decline of the Population of Catholic Nuns Cross-Nationally, 1960-1990: A Case of Secularization as Social Structural Change.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, Jon Lorence, and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (1996)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 35:2: 171-183.

    Analyzes nuns/Catholic populations ratios; developed nations' women's opportunity predict declines.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Education; Economic; Women; Sisters; Catholic; Orders/congregations
  • Sinceri desideri di mortificazione. Monache e suore a Firenze tra Otto e Novecento (I).
    Massuoli, Patrizia (1995)
    Religioni e società 10:22-23: 33-48.

    Depiction of female religious foundations in Florence in the early 20th century.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Nun; Italy, Florence
  • Les religieuses catholiques en France: deux systèmes de représentation du monde.
    Talin, Kristoff (1995)
    Social Compass 42:1: 35-46.

    Analyzes survey data from French female religious. Describes conservatives in terms of other-worldly asceticism, progressive ones in terms of inner-worldly, & contemplatives in terms of mysticism.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Mysticism; Otherworldliness; Inner-worldly asceticism; Catholic, France; Sisters
  • Pouvoir et démocratie dans une congrégation religieuse féminine.
    Michelat, Guy, and Julien Potel (1995)
    Revue française de science politique 45:2: 227-258.

    Analyzes an election of delegates to a 1987 chapter of the French Province of the Filles de la Sagesse; notes an interplay of democracy & elites within the organization.

    Associated Search Terms: Power; Filles de la Sagesse; Orders/congregations; Catholic, France; Sisters; France
  • I leaders religiosi come intellettuali organici. Sacerdoti e suore attivisti nella comunità chicana.
    Cadena, Gilbert R. (1995)
    Religioni e società 10:22/23: 195-207.

    Associated Search Terms: Intellectuals; Liberation theology; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Activism; Mexican Americans; United States, California; Sisters
  • The Growth and Decline of Catholic Religious Orders of Women Worldwide: The Impact of Women's Opportunity Structures.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose (1993)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 32:1: 68-75.

    Analyzes data on the sizes of female Catholic orders in regions of the world; shows growth inversely related to secular opportunities for women.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Catholic; Sisters; Orders/congregations
  • Religiöse Virtuosen: Nonnen.
    Lau, Ephrem Else (1993)
    In Jörg Bergmann, Alois Hahn, and Thomas Luckmann (eds.) Religion und Kultur. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Sonderheft 33/1. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, pp. 206-217.

    Sees the virtuosity culture of sisters influencing the self-understanding of women.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Women; Virtuoso; Self concept
  • Les Données Manquantes Multiples: Un Problème. Un Solution pour une Recherche sur les Communautés Religieuses.
    Duchesne, Lorraine, and Yves Lepage (1993)
    Sociologie et sociétés 25:2: 47-51.

    Describes ways of handling missing archive data; uses examples from a study of career paths in Catholic women's orders.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Archive research; Methodology; Sisters
  • Women in the Vanishing Cloister: Organizational Decline in Catholic Religious Orders in the United States.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose (1993)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Sisters; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Residence Stability and Decline in Roman Catholic Religious Orders of Women: A Preliminary Investigation.
    Wittberg, Patricia (1993)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 32:1: 76-82.

    Based on archival data of American Catholic female religious orders; shows smaller & more stable residential unites in 1990 compared to 1964.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Orders/congregations; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Job Satisfaction among Lay, Clergy and Religious Order Workers for the Catholic Church: A Preliminary Investigation.
    Wittberg, Patricia (1993)
    Review of Religious Research 35:1: 19-33.

    Analyzes 1989-90 questionnaire data from Catholic priests, sisters, & laity who work for the Church.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Clergy; Job satisfaction; Sisters; Lay church employees
  • Research in a post-missionary situation: Among Zairean Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
    Burke, J.F. (1992)
    Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford 23: 157-168.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Zaire; Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur; Catholic, Zaire
  • A Report on the National Profile of the Third Sisters' Survey.
    Neal, Marie Augusta (1991)
    Boston: Emmanuel College.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations
  • American Sisters: Organizational and Value Changes.
    Neal, Marie Augusta (1991)
    In Helen R.F. Ebaugh (ed.) Religion and the Social Order. Vatican II and U.S. Catholicism. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 105-121.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Change; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters; Orders/congregations; Organization
  • Influence of Religiosity and Alcohol Use on Personal Well-Being.
    Alexander, Francesca and Robert W. Duff (1991)
    Journal of Religious Gerontology 8:2: 11-25.

    Analyzes interview data from a community of retired secular professionals & a religious counterpart community; the latter had more life satisfaction, less death anxiety, & less alcohol use.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Alcohol; Sisters; Gerontology; Well-being; Death anxiety
  • From Nuns to Sisters. An Expanding Vocation.
    Neal, Marie Augusta (1990)
    Mystic, Connecticut: Twenty-Third Publications.

    Examines changes in ethic & governance, 1967-1989.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Sisters; Catholic
  • Feminist Consciousness among American Nuns: Patterns of Ideological Diffusion.
    Wittberg, Patricia (1989)
    Women's Studies International Forum 12:5: 529-537.

    Explores the applicability of Philip Converse' s model of ideological diffusion to 25 American nuns.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Catholic, U.S.A.; Diffusion; Sisters
  • Non-ordained Workers in the Catholic Church: Power and Mobility among American Nuns.
    Wittberg, Patricia (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:2: 148-161.

    Based on 1986 interview data from 24 sisters belonging to 4 Catholic congregations in New York, Ohio, & Michigan, & 1986-88 field notes at pastoral associates' meetings in the New York City area.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters; Mobility (vertical); Power
  • The Political Structure of Ideological Change: Roman and American Catholicism.
    Burns, Gene (1988)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania. [DA 50:1 A, p. 263]

    Examines the questioning of Rome's priorities in sociopolitical issues by U.S. bishops, U.S. sisters, & Latin American liberation theologians.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Bishop; Sisters; Liberation theology; Politics; Change
  • Outward Orientation in Declining Organizations.
    Wittberg, Patricia (1988)
    In Nadine Foley (ed.) Claiming Our Truth: Reflections on Identity by U.S. Women Religious. Washington: Leadership Conference of Women Religious, pp. 89-105.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters
  • Becoming an Ex: The Process of Role Exit.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose (1988)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Role exit; Ex-sisters
  • Leaving Catholic Convents: Toward a Theory of Disengagement.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose (1988)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.), Falling from the Faith. Causes and Consequences of Religious Apostasy. Newbury Park, California: Sage, pp. 100-121.

    Associated Search Terms: Role exit; Catholic, U.S.A.; Ex-sisters
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