Cloister of the Heart: Association of Contemplative Sisters: Association of Contemplative Sisters

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Xlibris Corporation, Feb 27, 2009 - History - 129 pages
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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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Contents

Preface
7
Getting Off The Ground
21
ACS Today
45
Ellen Alford So I Took a Leap of Faith
55
Jo Casey OSC GodPresence Meeting
61
Ann Denham A Cloister of the Heart
70
Deborah Gephardt Learning To
89
Vilma Seelaus OCD My Early Years With ACS
100
A Web of Relationships
109
The People of ACS
113
An Annotated Chronology of ACS
120
Declaration of Purpose Mission Statement
126
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Gert Wilkinson was a Redemptoristine nun for 23 years, Along with a few other nuns, she helped contemplative communities come together to assist each other in implementing the directives of Vatican II. Gert was founding editor of Contemplative Review/Living Prayer, and was on the editorial staff from 1968 until it ceased publication in 1996. Since her retirement she has volunteered in her local parish as well as in a residential hospice in Oconomowoc, WI.

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