Prophets on the Bus? The Transformation of Women Religious’s Self-Understanding since the Second Vatican Council

  • Mary Anne Foley, CND University of Scranton

Abstract

Although the documents of the Second Vatican Council never refer to religious life as prophetic, it has become more and more common since the Council for both official church statements and women religious themselves to do so. This essay examines this evolution in papal and curial documents, and among women religious in the United States and elsewhere, notably in Latin America, where the term seems first to have come into prominence. The implications of this development are considered, potential difficulties addressed, and helpful recent modifications noted.

Author Biography

Mary Anne Foley, CND, University of Scranton
Associate ProfessorDepartment of Theology
Published
2015-09-21
How to Cite
FOLEY, CND, Mary Anne. Prophets on the Bus? The Transformation of Women Religious’s Self-Understanding since the Second Vatican Council. New Theology Review, [S.l.], v. 28, n. 1, p. 12-19, sep. 2015. ISSN 2169-1088. Available at: <http://newtheologyreview.com/index.php/ntr/article/view/1184>. Date accessed: 24 sep. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.17688/ntr.v28i1.1184.
Section
Year of Consecrated Life

Keywords

Religious Life; Vatican II; Spirituality; Mission