By Rene Kollar
"I hugely suggest this paintings; it really is crucial and engaging studying for all these attracted to the historical past of English prejudice--especially on these inflammatory subject matters of the (Roman) Catholic Church, monasticism, and the emancipation of women."
author of Redirecting Philosophy and Postmodernism and the recent Enlightenment (2000)
"In 2010, the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. hosted the express, 'Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America.' It used to be a must-see testomony to their outstanding accomplishments. A overseas and depraved establishment? by means of Fr. Rene Kollar is extra testomony to the function Catholic and Anglican sisters fulfilled in Victorian England. regardless of notable accomplishments, they faced bigotry and scandals inside their ranks. This ebook is a must-read for a deeper knowing of the thrill and pains of associations dedicated to God's work."
Columnist for the Catholic information Service
Director of the Institute for the Renewal of the Priesthood
Director of Institutional examine at Washington Theological Union
"Rene Kollar specializes in congregations of non secular ladies during this transparent, concise exam of well known anti-Catholicism. He deftly interweaves their confessions with Catholic makes an attempt to give an explanation for the real nature of non secular lifestyles, and to discredit their rivals. calls for that society right those atrocities via abolition or regulate threatened not just the sisterhoods themselves, however the Roman Church. In separate yet interrelated chapters, Kollar considers the legends, the tales, the lies and the works of Roman and Anglican sisterhoods. Neither unaware of faults nor unaware of abuses, Kollar writes with an eye fixed at the found in which a lifestyle is back judged by way of the faults of a few."
--T. M. McCoog, S.J.
"Using a wealthy number of assets, Rene Kollar has given us first-class essays at the struggles for the institution of Anglican and Roman Catholic spiritual orders in Victorian England opposed to social, and ordinarily male, prejudice, suspicion and lack of understanding. The essays take care of specific episodes and give a contribution colour and intensity to our figuring out of spiritual prejudice in Victorian England and the sheer endurance and resilience of those ladies of faith. Richly textured, completely researched and skillfully written."
--The Revd Dr Bruce Kaye
Editor, The magazine of Anglican Studies
Fr. Rene Kollar is a Benedictine monk and a Professor of historical past at Saint Vincent collage, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has written generally on 19th- and twentieth-century English ecclesiastical history.
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