Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Unequal PartnersIn Search of Transnational Catholic Sisterhood$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Casey Ritchie Clevenger

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780226697413

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226697697.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 22 June 2021

Conclusion

Conclusion

Circling Back and Looking Forward

Chapter:
(p.192) Conclusion
Source:
Unequal Partners
Author(s):

Casey Ritchie Clevenger

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226697697.003.0008

This chapter considers the future of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in the United States and Democratic Republic of Congo with attention to questions of declining membership in the Global North and the reverse missioning efforts of sisters from the Global South. It also addresses the opportunities and challenges presented by embracing a transnational identity and the regional diversity of its membership. The tensions between transnational and local practices among Sisters of Notre Dame reflect longstanding struggles within Catholicism to balance the universal mission and claims of the church with local concerns. Too locally rooted to be global cosmopolitans, Sisters of Notre Dame have formed collective identities that depend on their presence and engagement in both transnational and regional communities.

Keywords:   transnationalism, Catholic sisters, transnational organizations, religious organizations, religious vocations, Democratic Republic of Congo

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.