Dominican Monasteries: American Style
iROC - Investigating Research on Campus
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
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
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
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