Sunday, April 22, 2012

My Kind of Nun

Sister Julie Vieira, a member of the Michigan-based Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, responding to allegations of radical feminism and among American religious women,
[O]ur vow of obedience applies to God . . . it doesn’t reside in a bishop, a body of bishops or even the pope. For us, that sense of obedience has to do with listening deeply to the call of the spirit.
Sister Julie is a woman of conviction and worthy of respect. Unlike so many of the male hierarchy of her church.


Blogger Lisa said...

Thank you for including this, as I have only been privy to the perspectives of those devout who wish for the LCWR and the like to fade away. While I appreciate their devotion to be faithful, etc., their antagonism to the radical nuns surprises me.

Patriarchy always has been a system afraid of losing the reins.
As social critic S. Faludi predicted, we are in a new patriarchy today.

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