CATHOLIC MEDIA ASSOCIATION BOOK AWARD, 1st Place, Future Church
“Maria Cimperman’s observations, insights and questions are a profound wake-up call for religious life today—they point the way to the personal and communal conversion needed for the sake of the Church and the world.”--Pat Murray, IBVM, executive secretary, International Union of Superiors General (UISG) Rome
This moment in religious life is generating interest and energy around how congregations can adapt to what is being asked of them today, in the cries of the world's peoples and the cries of the earth, our common home. In response Maria Cimperman explores how God's call, the needs of the world, and the charisms of consecrated life can come together in a way that dynamically engages the vows, prayer, community, and ministry for the particular time and contexts in which we live.
Maria Cimperman, RSCJ, is director of the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life and associate professor of theological ethics at Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago. She is co-editor (with Roger Schroeder, SVD) of Engaging Our Diversity: Interculturality and Consecrated Life Today.