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Lernoux, Penny 1940-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 83 publications in 6 languages and 4,317 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Records and correspondence 
Classifications: BX1426.2, 261.8
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Most widely held works by Penny Lernoux
Cry of the people : United States involvement in the rise of fascism, torture, and murder and the persecution of the Catholic Church in Latin America by Penny Lernoux ( Book )
25 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The most important contribution of the last decade to the american public's understanding of what is happening in Latin america
People of God : the struggle for world Catholicism by Penny Lernoux ( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In banks we trust by Penny Lernoux ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hearts on fire : the story of the Maryknoll Sisters by Penny Lernoux ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In her final book, acclaimed journalist Penny Lernoux takes up the inspiring story of the Maryknoll Sisters. In a popular, fast-moving style, she recounts the history of an extraordinary community of women religious and their efforts - over 75 years - to remain faithful both to the gospel and to the signs of the times. Hearts on Fire offers a moving and exciting window on a critical century in the history of the American Catholic church. Through the voices of the Sisters themselves, Lernoux draws an inspiring and moving portrait of a community in constant transition and shows how - in their process of growth and conversion - they left their indelible mark on the church and the world. The Maryknoll Sisters were the first congregation of American Catholic women to serve abroad as missioners. Beginning with the founding of the Congregation in 1912, Lernoux offers a moving portrait of the early pioneers and of their founding leader, Mollie Rogers, who, as Mother Mary Joseph, instilled in her Sisters a spirit of individuality, heroic charity, and "the saving grace of a sense of humor." From their origins as "secretaries" to the Maryknoll Fathers, the Sisters finally won permission to go overseas in mission. In China, they defied the conventional image of nuns; instead of simply operating hospitals and orphanages, they also went out two-by-two in the countryside to spread the gospel. Facing floods, pirates, and civil wars, the Sisters spread their work throughout Asia and other parts of the world. They survived the harrowing ordeal of imprisonment in Japanese prison camps during World War II, only to face further persecution in China after the Communist Revolution. By the 1950's, as a result of these sufferings, the Maryknoll Sisters were revered symbols of the American way of life, their Mother General featured on the cover of Time Magazine. Many Sisters accepted the anticommunist politics of the time, with little thought of questioning the impact of American policies overseas. This was to change dramatically in the years to come. The early Maryknollers saw their task as converting "heathens" in "pagan lands." But with Vatican II and their own experience among the poor, the Sisters' understanding of mission steadily evolved. External changes, like giving up the religious habit, reflected deeper changes in consciousness. The emphasis now was on witnessing to the Reign of God, accompanying the poor in their journey of faith, and struggling at the grassroots to make the gospel more visible in the world. In the 1970's, a new phrase, "the option for the poor," began to define the Sisters' mission vision. Maryknoll Sisters around the world began to describe their work in terms of solidarity with the oppressed, linking their witness to the gospel with the struggle for justice and liberation. For some, like Sisters Maura Clarke and Ita Ford, murdered in El Salvador in 1980, this meant accepting "the same fate as the poor." The death of these Sisters along with two other churchwomen helped galvanize protests of U.S. policies in Central America and elsewhere. It also prompted a backlash on the part of the Reagan administration and its supporters, who accused the Sisters of abandoning the gospel in favor of Marxist revolution. Hearts on Fire concludes with an overview of the Maryknoll Sisters today - a smaller, older and more culturally diverse Congregation. With reduced and aging numbers, the Congregation faces an uncertain future. But they face the future unbowed and unafraid, guided by the vision of their founders, the experience of the past, and their confidence in the Holy Spirit
Notes on a revolutionary church : human rights in Latin America by Penny Lernoux ( Book )
2 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fear and hope : toward political democracy in Central America by Penny Lernoux ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amérique, S.A. by Penny Lernoux ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
South America by Penny Lernoux ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Esos bancos en los que confiamos by Penny Lernoux ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The changing religious scene : missionaries and Evangelists in Latin America by Penny Lernoux ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Another side the church and the poor in Latin America by Penny Lernoux ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Xin huo xiong xiong : Ma li nuo xiu nu men de gu shi by Penny Lernoux ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What prize awaits us : letters from Guatemala by Bernice Kita ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El Salvador, the roots of intervention : a special reprint of articles from The Nation ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Latin American Church by Penny Lernoux ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In banks we trust American pocketbooks and human rights in Latin America by Penny Lernoux ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Brazil : the church of tomorrow by Penny Lernoux ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Roma Kyohwangch'ŏng kwa kukche chŏngch'i : K'aisarŭ ŭi kyohoe wa Kŭrisŭdo ŭi kyohoe by Penny Lernoux ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Illusions of agrarian reform by Penny Lernoux ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A Barca de pedro nos bastidores da igreja by Penny Lernoux ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Languages
English (66)
French (4)
Spanish (3)
Chinese (2)
Portuguese (1)
Korean (1)
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