The Arms of God

Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur, Western Province

By Sherrie Reynolds

The Arms of God

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  • ISBN: 9781610971171
  • Pages: 140
  • Publication Date: 3/21/2011
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The Arms of God

Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur, Western Province

By Sherrie Reynolds

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781610971171
  • Pages: 140
  • Publication Date: 3/21/2011
  • Retail Price: $19.00
Web Price: $15.20
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781610971171
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 3/21/2011
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About-

The Arms of God is a love story in which the author weaves together the life stories of the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur from their first call to religious life, to teaching and mission work, to a deeper sense of community during the challenging times that followed Vatican II. As beautifully expressed by Sister Gabriella, "Falling in love with God determines if I will get up in the morning; it is the WHY I am moved to do all these things am I called to do . . . it is necessary to continue to remember and cherish our call, to listen again to the language of love, of the first love, of what or Who . . . drew you . . . What gift do I give in return?"
The Sisters' journey carries them from the early days of Catholic education in Texas, to Africa and the terrible years of the Rawandan genocide, and to carrying God's message today in Fort Worth, Texas. Their intimate stories draw the reader into the Sisters' lives, sharing laughter in one moment and tears in the next. Join these remarkable teachers, nurses, and missionaries as they accomplish the seemingly impossible while following the path God has placed before them. Sister Patricia shares, "when you move from believing something to doing something uncomfortable . . . having once done that, then there's a freedom . . . a different way of feeling, a different way of understanding what might need to be done." This is a timely story of love, faith, and freedom that challenges readers to listen for the call of God in their own lives.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Dr. Reynolds has captured beautifully the charism of these sisters, the simplicity, hospitality, and joy shine through sometimes in situations more challenging than most of us could imagine. The author astutely captures the post-Vatican II turmoil and the Sisters' inspirational courage in looking both within themselves and at the world outside to deal with the reality of the now and the hope for the future. Any woman (or man for that matter) who needs some inspirational reading about what really matters in a life will engage with every chapter of this book. In short, I loved this book. It is at once a scholarly, very readable, capturing an incredible journey with a group of women with a long history of counting on being in the arms of God."
--Ann Louise Smith
Oblate SSMN

"In their foyer, the Sisters have a picture of an open door. The caption reads: 'Our doors are always open, and our hearts wider still.' Sherrie Reynolds lets us peek into these women's hearts. Where we catch glimpses of tender love and prophetic courage. Of passionate longing for God and compassionate service to people. Of heroes to emulate and guides to cherish."
--Charlie Calabrese
Texas Christian University
Roman Catholic Campus Minister

Contributors-

Sherrie Reynolds

Bio(s)-

Sherrie Reynolds is Professor of Education at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas and a student at Brite Divinity School. She is the author of Learning is a Verb (2005) and Higher Education Reconceived (2009).

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