Cloister of the Heart: Association of Contemplative Sisters: Association of Contemplative Sisters
CLOISTER OF THE HEART tells the story of the Association of Contemplative Sisters: its gestation, its inception in 1969, and what has transpired since then. In those forty years ACS has developed from an organization which served only monastic communities into an Association of women, both religious and lay, who live in a diversity of ways a life of prayer. Its three sections include a narrative history, followed by eleven essays written by individual members, describing their experience of ACS. It concludes with an appendix of important data.
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Getting Off The Ground
Ellen Alford So I Took a Leap of Faith
Jo Casey OSC GodPresence Meeting
Ann Denham A Cloister of the Heart
Deborah Gephardt Learning To
Vilma Seelaus OCD My Early Years With ACS
A Web of Relationships
The People of ACS
An Annotated Chronology of ACS
Declaration of Purpose Mission Statement
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