Annual Graduate Research Symposium, Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO
Religion and Philosophy
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.
Faithful, George, "The Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary: Profile of a Protestant Monastic Order" (2009). Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship. 313.