Father Bishop's Charism

Reverend William Howard Bishop: Toward an Understanding of His Charism as Founder of the Glenmary Home Missioners

Master's Thesis Submitted by Daniel T. Dorsey
in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Licentiate in Theology (Spirituality), Rome, 1983.
Pontifical Gregorian University. Institute of Spirituality. Directed by Reverend Gervais Demeige, S.J.

INTRODUCTION

I. The Theological Concept of the Charism of a Founder

• The Term "Charism" in Scriptures
• The Term "Charism" in Tradition
• The Term "Charism" of a Founder

II. The Life of Father Bishop, 1915-1939

Survey of the Period
1915-1917: Curate of the Shrine of the Sacred Heart
1917-1923: Building a Parochial School in Clarkesville
1923-1935: The National Rural Life Conference
1936-1939: "Under the inspiration of Christ's love...we are privileged to begin a great work."

Father Bishop's Faith, Vision and Spirituality

III. The Charism of Father Bishop as Founder of the
Glenmary Home Missioners

• The Charism of Father Bishop as Missionary
• The Charism of Father Bishop as Laborer
• The Charism of Father Bishop as Conversion to the One Fold

Conclusion

 Selected Bibliography

Abbreviations Used