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The Graying of the Convent

Documentarian Mary Beth Kirchner lived in a Chicago convent to produce this intimate portrait of aging Catholic nuns.

2001 / Mary Beth Kirchner / Soundprint, USA

Documentarian Mary Beth Kirchner lived in a Chicago convent to produce this intimate portrait of aging Catholic nuns.

Kirchner explored subjects ranging from feminism and retirement to spirituality and dying, at a time when women's religious orders, one of Roman Catholicism's longest-lived traditions, were facing extinction.


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Mary Beth Kirchner

Mary Beth Kirchner is an independent radio producer and national programming consultant.


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