On the Threshold of the Future

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“I would place Claudette LaVerdiere’s biography of Mother Rogers as one of the best I have read in the last forty years."

—Kenneth J. Zanca, Catholic Library World

This study of the life and spirituality of Mother Mary Joseph Rogers reveals the history and source of the mission vision that formed the Maryknoll Sisterss of St Dominic, who celebrated the centennial of their founding in 2012. Mother Mary Joseph saw beyond the boundaries of the world in which she lived, more than a century ago, a much wider world full of possibilities for women religious and those called to mission.

Sr. Claudette LaVerdiere, M.M., is a former president of the Congregation of the Maryknoll Sisters of Saint Dominic based in Ossining, NY. She has worked in East Africa and Myanmar.

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On the Threshold of the Future
The Life and Spirituality of Mother Mary Joseph Rogers, Founder of the Maryknoll Sisters
Claudette LaVerdiere, M.M.
This carefully researched, well-written and intelligent book is . . . a ‘hymn of gratitude’ for Mother Mary Joseph’s spiritual vitality, ‘a gift not only for Maryknoll missioners in the first part of the 20th century but for our time and for the world.’
A book for the general public as much as for the Maryknoll Sisters themselves. Bringing together the various parts of Maryknoll’s founding vision presents an opportunity to once again renew that early spirit of mission that was so much a part of Mother Mary Joseph’s original inspiration. The reader will find here a valuable resource for understanding that vision . . . .
A solid must-read . . . giving the reader an excellent picture of the founder of the Maryknoll Sisters.
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