By Rene Kollar
"I hugely suggest this paintings; it's crucial and engaging studying for all these drawn to the background 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 hot 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 fantastic accomplishments. A overseas and depraved establishment? through Fr. Rene Kollar is additional testomony to the function Catholic and Anglican sisters fulfilled in Victorian England. regardless of impressive accomplishments, they faced bigotry and scandals inside their ranks. This e-book is a must-read for a deeper realizing 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 spiritual ladies during this transparent, concise exam of renowned anti-Catholicism. He deftly interweaves their confessions with Catholic makes an attempt to give an explanation for the genuine nature of non secular lifestyles, and to discredit their competitors. calls for that society right those atrocities via abolition or keep an eye on 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 ignorant of faults nor unaware of abuses, Kollar writes with an eye fixed at the found in which a life-style is back judged via the faults of a few."
--T. M. McCoog, S.J.
"Using a wealthy number of resources, 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 as a rule male, prejudice, suspicion and lack of know-how. The essays care for specific episodes and give a contribution colour and intensity to our knowing of spiritual prejudice in Victorian England and the sheer endurance and resilience of those ladies of faith. Richly textured, completely researched and assuredly written."
--The Revd Dr Bruce Kaye
Editor, The magazine of Anglican Studies
Fr. Rene Kollar is a Benedictine monk and a Professor of heritage at Saint Vincent university, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has written generally on 19th- and twentieth-century English ecclesiastical history.
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