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iROC: Dominican Monasteries: American Style

Oct 06

12:45 PM1:45 PM
DC Café

Dominican Monasteries: American Style

iROC - Investigating Research on Campus

Portrait of: Sister Cecilia Murray

Please be with us Thursday, October 6th when Sr. Cecilia Murray, Philosophy & Religious Studies, presents Dominican Monasteries: American Style.

Dominican Monasteries of women came to be in the 13th century, came to America in the late 19th century, and peaked in the 1960’s. This presentation will discuss how the monasteries weathered the call for renewal following Vatican Council II and survived into the 21st century. In the course of this, Sister Cecilia will be answering the lifestyle question “But what do they DO all day?”.

Beginning in the fall of 1998, this research was undertaken as an assignment for the U.S. Dominican History Project OPUS. In its present form, it will be a chapter in Volume II of U.S. Dominican History with a 2017 publication date. 

Cecilia Murray, OP, teaches in the Division of Philosophy and Religious Studies at MSMC. She has a Bachelor of Music from Manhattanville College. Masters Degree in Music from Catholic University. She received her Masters in Religious Studies from Manhattanville College and Princeton Theological. Sr. Cecilia completed her Ph.D. in American Religious Studies from Drew University. She entered the Dominican Order at Newburgh in 1962. 

Dominican Monasteries: American Style will take place October 6th at 12:45 p.m. in the DC Café of the Dominican Center.  Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

For more information about this or any of the iROC presentations, or to volunteer as or recommend an iROC speaker, please contact the coordinators of the iROC program - Dr. Evan Merkhofer, Assistant Professor of Biology, 845-569-3368, or Jen Park, Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services, 845-569-3546,

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