Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Journal or Conference Title

Annual Graduate Research Symposium, Saint Louis University

Location

Saint Louis, MO

Publication Date

4-2009

Department

Religion and Philosophy

Abstract

It is not self-evident that there should be Protestant nuns. Yet the Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary has existed in Germany for over sixty years. Why? How did the Sisterhood come to be? And what are the Sisters’ distinctive practices and beliefs? To answer these questions, I will provide a brief historical overview of the sisters’ founding, followed by a survey of the teachings of Mother Basilea, their preeminent founder, which I will augment with an analysis of the architecture of the sisters’ communities.

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