Sunday, February 9, 2020

Article about Dagmar Celeste RCWP “ The Making of an American Mystic”

https://bjrt.gtu.edu/v5/#page-content

 Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology Volume 5, Issue 2
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The Making of an American Mystic:
 Reverend Dagmar Braun Celeste’s Ever-ascending Spirals
 on the Journey toward the Beloved Community
 Leslye M. Huff
Pacific School of Religion Berkeley, California, U.S.A.

ABSTRACT: This article explores how one might integrate spiritual praxis holistically into one’s own life and daily practices so a more just and compassionate world can be realized. Instead of providing a mechanical process for doing so, it describes the life of the Reverend Dagmar Ingrid Braun Celeste, a devout Catholic and one of the Danube Seven, as well as a former First Lady in Ohio.
In particular, the article focuses on how she skillfully and courageously integrates spirituality and praxis in a way that challenges unjust structures in religion and in the world.

Published in: Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology, Vol. 5, no. 2 (2019) © 2019 by the Graduate Theological Union

“This article discusses how one might integrate spiritual praxis holistically into one’s own life and practices so a more just and compassionate world can be realized. Instead of providing a mechanical process for doing so, I will describe the life of someone who skillfully and courageously integrates spirituality and praxis in a way that challenges unjust structures in religion and in the world. Her name is the Reverend Dagmar Ingrid Braun Celeste.
Celeste holds a unique place in the history of Christian religious
practice and feminist theological praxis in the United States of America and
worldwide. In June 2002, she was one of the members, and the only U.S.
citizen, of an elite international group of seven devoted Roman Catholic
women who put their bodies, minds, spirits and, most importantly, their
souls on the line when they submitted to the call of the Divine...” 

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