Sister Agnes Martha Westwater has written an account of the last 50 or so years of religious life. The motif is ‘CHANGE.’ We moved from large to small groups, from habits to the clothing of the people, from absolute silence to conversation. Prayer remains a constant. This is a book well worth reading if you know a Sister, have been one for at least a while, or look to discover prayer in your life.
What is it that makes most of us resist change? In this book, Sister Martha Westwater takes her readers through the tumultuous times after Vatican II, when centuries-old assumptions about what constituted holiness were challenged. The church’s call for renewal invited women religious to discover again the roots of their call and the urgency of the needs of that time. Martha shares how she and the sisters with whom she lives with seek too move into the future with integrity and passion.