Louise O’Reilly’s The Impact of Vatican II on Women Religious reviewed by the History of Women Religious in Britain and Ireland Network

Louise O’Reilly’s 2013 book with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, The Impact of Vatican II on Women Religious: Case Study of the Union of Irish Presentation Sisters, has been given an extremely positive review by The History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland Network. The full review can be downloaded by clicking here, and one of the most glowing excerpt’s from the review is below:  

“The Impact of Vatican II on Women Religious: Case Study of the Union of Irish Presentation Sisters is unique in that it is the first study to be undertaken on this specific group of female religious which challenges the traditional scope of their convent histories. For that reason alone, O’Reilly’s innovative research is a welcome addition to academic enquiry. Moreover, her ability to gain access to, and to present in a cohesive and engaging narrative, diverse and unique archival material pertinent to this study provides a valuable insight into developments in the post-Vatican II period. Finally, in giving a voice to the women themselves by incorporating personal correspondence and oral testimonies into the analysis of her findings, O’Reilly makes an important contribution to the history of women religious.”


The Impact of Vatican II on Women Religious: Case Study of the Union of Irish Presentation Sisters can be purchased direct from Cambridge Scholars by clicking here.

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