Portland State University. Department of History
Gordon B. Dodds
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (134 p.)
Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon -- Missions -- Peru -- Tamshiyacu, Catholic Church -- Missions -- Peru -- Tamshiyacu, Catholic Church -- Missions -- Latin America
On August 17, 1961, Pope John XXIII appealed to religious communities in the United States to send ten-percent of their personnel to assist the Church in Latin America. Thousands answered his call. This unprecedented effort drew four members of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon to the village of Tamshiyacu in the jungles of Peru from 1966 to 1973.
The purpose of this thesis ls to examine the experience of the sisters within the context of the total missionary effort and the religious changes affecting the Catholic Church in the United States and Latin America during the 1960/s.
Walbel, Pauline Rose, "A history of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon's mission in Tamshiyacu, Peru 1966-1973" (1990). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4132.