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Father Edward O'Connor papers

Identifier: CSC-040

Scope and Contents

This collection holds Father Edward O’Connor’s research materials, which include manuscripts of his articles and other publications, and and his personal correspondence with other members of the Catholic Church about matters relating to the charismatic renewal movement.


  • Creation: 1967-1983


Language of Materials

Materials are in English, Spanish, and French.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the U.S. Catholic Special Collection reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

Copyright Notice

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

History of the Charismatic Renewal Movement and Father Edward O’Connor

Father Edward D. O’Connor, C.S.C., was a professor at the University of Notre Dame for forty-one years and was involved in the charismatic movement. He authored several works about the movement, including “Pentecostal Movement in the Catholic Church” and “Marian Apparitions Today - Why So Many?” The charismatic renewal movement within the Catholic Church began in 1966. It is based on the charisms given by the Holy Spirit to deserving individuals in order to strengthen the church, as identified by Saint Paul. The movement emphasizes meetings outside of Mass, which include singing, speaking in tongues, and a personal connection to the Holy Spirit. Its basis in personal worship has met controversy within the Catholic Church, but the movement remains active to the present day.


1.5 Linear Feet (31 Folders)


Collection of research material and correspondence of Father Edward O’Connor of the University of Notre Dame.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged in chronological order.


U.S. Catholic Special Collections, 302 Roesch Library

Related Materials

The U.S. Catholic Collection holds several other works pertaining to the charismatic renewal movement. These can be found by searching the library catalog for the subject heading “charismatic renewal movement”. Several works by Father Edward O’Connor, C.S.C., are also held in the U.S. Catholic Collection. These can be found by searching the library catalog for the author “O’Connor, Edward”.

See also: Edward O'Connor Papers (EOC), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Guide to the Father Edward O'Connor Papers
Olivia Hessler
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Repository Details

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