Last season we asked for some topics you would like to see covered. One of these was 'Religious Orders.' Why did they come about? When? Just was is it about the 'Consecrated Life' that makes it so attractive to so many people - men and women alike?
Certainly a disproportionate number of canonized saints were members of religious orders, as were some of the Church's greatest thinkers.
In this presentataion, Dr. Ellen Macek will explore this topic with us. Ellen is a retired UT Professor of History, who has given us many great presentations in the past, including the three-part series last season covering the panorama of Church History from Acts to modern times.
The Consecrated Life, Part 1:
The Consecrated Life, Part 2: