Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

George F. Donovan

Second Advisor

Nick J. Topetzes


The growing need for emphasis on the process of interaction in community life will be the central theme of this exploration into religious community life and growth today. When we speak of community life, we are referring specifically to religious community life. We will, therefore, be concerned with religious living a life in common, striving for perfection in their love of God and love of neighbor, expressed in relevant service to the people of God. In this change from the hermitical life to community religious life, a unique group life situation has evolved which is of tremendous importance to the individual religious, to the religious communities and to the world they serve . This very real asset has not been recognized sufficiently.