Graduate Papers/Theses

Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Monastic Studies


School of Theology and Seminary

First Advisor

Joel Rippinger OSB


This paper surveys the beginnings of American Benedictine women and the formation of federations/congregations through to Vatican II. The documents of the three federations and the one congregation will also be surveyed for their charism statements and how the federations/congregations express their commitment to prayer, common life and ministry/work.



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