The Fabric of Our Lives

The Fabric of our Lives

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Reading the Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, Ronda was moved by the ‘everywoman’ quality of that montage of memoirs of Chinese-American women. Years later, while patching together a quilt for her bed and thinking about how the quilting bee had become a literary symbol, suddenly the two images came together. Why not assemble a book of memoirs of women she knew, using squares of fabric as the device? She would invite friends of many backgrounds to let the memory of particular pieces of fabric call up the feelings they had about incidents in the different stages of their lives. This book is just that kind of literary quilt.

About the Author
Ronda Chervin has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Fordham University and an M.A. in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. She is a convert to the Catholic faith from a Jewish but atheistic background. She has been a professor at Loyola Marymount University, St. John’s Seminary of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Our Lady of Corpus Christi, and presently teaches at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Connecticut. More than fifty books of hers have been published by Catholic presses in the area of philosophy and spirituality. Dr. Ronda presents on EWTN and Catholic radio. Her many books include Becoming a Handmaid of the Lord, Seeking Christ in the Crosses & Joys of Aging, Catholic Realism and Voyage to Insight.


What an excellent collection of vignettes into the lives of twenty women whose stories happen, like a quiltwork, come together in an inspiring whole. – Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, co-author with Dr. Ronda Chervin of Catholic Realism.

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