Maria Theresa Stadtmueller
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Songs That Are To Come: An Ex-Catholic, A Sacred Earth, And the Nuns Who Reunited Them
This is a story about losing your religion--and finding something deeper that was yours all along. Years after rejecting the Catholic faith of her childhood, the author shows up at an "Earth spirituality" center run by Catholic nuns. She has spent two decades in the environmental trenches, and isn't sure she trusts what a nun has to say about it. After all, she grew up in convents. But these women are a surprise. They're educated and irreverent. And they're teaching that the Earth is sacred and that religion must catch up to what science has learned about our evolving Universe. The author learns the "New Story" they're teaching--how the Universe evolved, how we belong to it, and how it is the basis of our spirituality.