One Among Many

One Among Many

by Kathleen Mullen


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One Among Many by Kathleen Mullen

The history of womens religious communities during the past fifty years is only now being written. This book details the transformation in the 1960s of one community, the Congregation of the Humility of Mary, commonly known as the Humilities of Iowa,. After a thoroughly collaborative process led by a brilliant and courageous woman, Sister Bernadine Pieper, four hundred Humilities adopted a new mission to serve poor and disadvantaged persons, pursue justice and peace, and promote the care of the earth. To carry out this mission, they encouraged the individual sisters to determine where and how they would serve consistent with their common values. Through these reforms, considered radical at the time, the Humilities have done amazing work benefiting hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.

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ISBN-13: 9780985295356
Publisher: Samizdat Creative
Publication date: 04/26/2012
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Kathleen Mullen is a lawyer who for thirty-five years has shone a spotlight on the unmet needs of low income, elderly, disabled and other disadvantaged people in Colorado while enforcing their legal rights. Her passion for such work grew in part out of her friendship with Sister Bernadine Pieper and other members of the Sisters of Humility of Mary of Iowa. This book, her first, is a tribute to Bernadine and provides a sampling of the important peace, justice, and care of the earth work carried out by members of the Sisters of Humility over the past fifty years. Ms. Mullen lives in Denver, Colorado.

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One among Many 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
mylesglasgow More than 1 year ago
The Sisters of Humility of Iowa are a great testament to women from Iowa. Kathleen Mullen's book, One Among Many, gives many specific accounts of such proud women in the Sisters of Humility of Iowa who became a  proud example of enacting a  clear and direct reformation of their organization , something many corporations and perhaps even Congress could copy.  They courageously studied and  implemented the Second Vatican Council's and Pope Paul VI's  Pastoral  Constitution on the Church in the Modern World,  Perfectae Caritatis, Ecclesiae Sanctae,and other important decrees which called on the Church to better understand the Gospel as it had to be applied to the meanings of the times, look far ahead and to take the appropriate local actions required by the principles of their Faith in living the Gospel appropriate to their circumstances. . See pages 22 and 23 of her book.   One Among Many  is a great read with clear  descriptions of well  documented lives of  these very independent and mutually supporting women using their best individual and organizational talents to do God's work  well to help fellow humans.  This book should be read by everyone who wants to understand change.
John-Holtkamp More than 1 year ago
A deeply moving account of Sr. Bernadine Pieper, a person who changed the world, from the bottom up and from the top down. She inspired many and remains an inspiration