A Program of Faith and Spiritual Development Designed for Pre-Vatican II Religiously Formed Catholic Women

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Bruen, Anna Marie
Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology
The following pastoral project identifies and responds to a pastoral concern I have experienced both personally and with the women of my bible discussion group. This pastoral concern is the need for continuing religious education coupled with spiritual formation geared to the strengths and needs of the pre-Vatican II religiously formed Catholic woman. Exploring Vatican II documents and the development of their insights offers an opportunity for these women within a framework of theological reflection to build on their life experiences and solid religious/spiritual foundation to deepen their relationship with God. The personal faith and spiritual development of these women in becoming more conscious and focused enriches the Christian presence of leaven, salt and light within their particular families, local churches and neighborhood communities.