What Was There For Me Once
Margaret R. Brennan
Number of pages: 192
A poignant memoir that describes one woman’s deep love for the Church.
“Over the course of my life, I have seen at least three major repaintings of religious life,” says Sister Margaret Brennan. Now 84, she wrote her memoirs as a way to tell the story of what happened to religious life in North America during a crucial period of history. Writing revealed to her “what was there for me once and what is there for me now.”
This charming, inspiring memoir leads readers through turbulent times—the upheaval and renewal of Vatican II, the emergence of the women’s movement, struggles in leadership, and much more. Through it all, Brennan keeps the faith, describing her life as “a long love affair with the Church.”
Margaret R. Brennan, IHM was a theologian, professor emerita at Regis College at the University of Toronto, and former president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in the United States.