In her oral history, Sr. Rose Marie McCann describes what it means to "have left the world" upon entering religious life in 1951. She details various circumstances of her eventual entrance to the convent at Oldenburg, namely her family's encouragement and previous history with the Sisters. Additionally, she describes the process of postulancy and obedience assigned to newly entered Sisters. In doing so, Sr. Rose Marie also relates the changes that religious life imposed upon Sisters in terms of their dress as well as their interaction and expected conduct toward each other. This is highlighted by her initial jealousy but eventual friendship with fellow postulant Janet.
Sr. Rose Marie McCann
Mary Ellen Lennon
postulancy, Oldenburg, obedience, Sisters of St. Francis
Catholic Studies | Oral History | United States History | Women's History
Copyright 2017 Marian University (Indianapolis, Indiana). Users of this material are kindly requested to appropriate credit to Marian University in compliance with copyright and intellectual property law. Under Title 17, U.S. Code, this material may be protected by United States Copyright Law governing the reproduction, distribution, display or other uses of protected works.
Lennon, Mary Ellen Ph.D., "Sr. Rose Marie McCann" (2016). Women Religious: Oral Histories of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg. 13.