Consecrated Religious Life: The Changing Paradigms

Consecrated Religious Life: The Changing Paradigms

by Diarmuid O'Murchu
     
 

In the 1970's Diarmuid O'Murchu predicted that the numbers of men and women in consecrated religious life would decline sharply-and many dismissed him as a prophet of doom. But history has born him out: in 1960 there were 1.3 million serving the Catholic Church in this capacity; in 1990 there were 900,000. While debate continues on why this has come to be, O'Murchu… See more details below

Overview

In the 1970's Diarmuid O'Murchu predicted that the numbers of men and women in consecrated religious life would decline sharply-and many dismissed him as a prophet of doom. But history has born him out: in 1960 there were 1.3 million serving the Catholic Church in this capacity; in 1990 there were 900,000. While debate continues on why this has come to be, O'Murchu now prepares us to move forward, evaluating afresh the time-honored traditions of the vowed life and offering insights to make sense of the challenging new times in which we live.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570756191
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Pages:
267
Sales rank:
1,428,789
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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