This exhibit chronicles the history of Catholic sisters in America and describes how these independent women served as nurses, teachers, and social workers to help shape the nation’s social and cultural landscape.
It is a project of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and it is sponsored by the Cushwa Center, Notre Dame’s Departments of History and American Studies, the Saint Mary’s College Center for Spirituality, and the Center for History in South Bend, Ind.
The exhibit runs September 2, 2011, until December 31, 2011.
This event is part of the Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America lecture series and gallery exhibit. A full listing of events is as follows. For more information, click on the event name.
Friday, September 2, 2011–Saturday, December 31, 2011
Ongoing Exhibit at the South Bend Center for History: Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America
Monday, September 12, 2011
Lecture and Book Signing: Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
Helen Prejean, C.S.J., author and advocate against the death penalty
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Lecture: Corita Breaking (All) the Rules
Barbara M. Loste, Eastern Washington University
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Film Screening and Panel Discussion: The Mighty Macs
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Lecture: The Future of Religious Life
Sandra Schneiders, I.H.M., Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley at Santa Clara
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Lecture: Sisters, Saints, and Citizens: Canonization in America
Kathleen Sprows Cummings, University of Notre Dame
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Lecture: Long and Short Perspectives: A Twenty-First Century Historian Looks at Medieval Women and Religion
Caroline Walker Bynum, Columbia University
Thursday, November 3, 2011
American Catholic Studies Seminar: Black Nuns and the Struggle to Desegregate Catholic Sisterhoods after WWII
Shannen Dee Williams, Rutgers University
Commentator: Diane Batts Morrow; University of Georgia, Athens
Friday, November 4, 2011
Cushwa Center Lecture: The Experience of the Oblate Sisters of Providence During the Civil War
Diane Batts Morrow; University of Georgia, Athens
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Seminar in American Religion: Civilizing Habits: Women Missionaries and the Revival of the French Empire
Sarah Curtis, San Francisco State University
Commentators: Angelyn Dries, O.S.F., Saint Louis University; Thomas Kselman, University of Notre Dame
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Screening With Panel Discussion: Band of Sisters
Mary Fishman ’82, producer/director of Band of Sisters
This series is a project of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. It is sponsored by:
Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism
Office of the President
Alliance for Catholic Education
DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts
Department of American Studies
Department of History
Office of Campus Ministry
Center for Social Concerns
Center for Spirituality, Saint Mary’s College
South Bend Center for History
For additional information, please see the Center for History website.