She wrote to ask if she might meet us, visit some group meetings, talk to members, and learn about the mission of Daughters of Abraham .
We were delighted to be the subject of an international study and invited her to come. Many chapters offered to host her at group meetings and many members met Louise to tell her about their experiences as members of Daughters.
Louise spent the better part of 2014 in the Boston area so that she could get to know us, attend meetings, ask questions, and gather information. She has been busy with studies and teaching, lecturing and finalizing her dissertation. Her expectation is to be finished in one more year.
Louise recently contacted Mary Lou LoVecchio to bring her up to date on what she has been doing.
After a summer visit with her family in Copenhagen, she will be returning to the university in September. This past Spring, Louise presented a paper about inter- religious dynamics, especially between Muslims vis-à-vis Jews and Christians in the Daughters of Abraham. In mid-September she will be speaking about Daughters of Abraham at the British Association for the Study of Religions.
As I write about the group, I become increasingly aware of how unique it is
I wish that the compassionate, open, listening mentality of Daughters of Abraham was not so unique, but one held by most people
maybe one day. It is encouraging to know that you are expanding. I do still dream of living and working in the U.S., preferably in the New England/Mid Atlantic area
after finding a job and getting a visa.
Louise hopes to visit the Boston area soon.
Those of us who have had the pleasure of getting to know Louise hope that she will do that. We look forward to reading her dissertation and to welcoming Dr. Louise Gramstrup to a Daughters of Abraham meeting.