A Foreign and Wicked Institution?: The Campaign Against Convents in Victorian England

A Foreign and Wicked Institution?: The Campaign Against Convents in Victorian England

By: Rene Kollar (author)Paperback

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This work explores the prejudice that existed against women in Victorian England who joined sisterhoods and worked in orphanages and in education and were committed to social work among the urban poor. The accomplishments of the nineteenth-century nuns and the opposition they overcame should serve as both an example and encouragement to all men and women committed to the Gospel.

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Fr. Rene Kollar has been a member of the faculty of Saint Vincent College since 1981. A graduate of the former Saint Vincent Preparatory School, he earned a bachelor of arts degree from Saint Vincent College, a Master of Divinity Degree from Saint Vincent Seminary, and a Master of Arts Degree and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.


Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Bishop William Ullathorne and His Defense of Convents: The 1851 Bill for Parliamentary Inspection of Convents 2. They Walled Up Nuns, Didn't They? H. Rider Haggard's Montezuma's Daughter and Anti-Catholicism in Victorian England 3. Two Lectures at Bath: The Rev. M. Hobart Seymour and Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman and the Nunnery Question 4. The Myth and Reality of Sr. Barbara Ubryk, the Imprisoned Nun of Cracow: English Interpretations of a Victorian Religious Controversy 5. An American "Escaped Nun" on Tour in England: Edith O'Gorman's Critique of Convent Life 6. Those Horrible Iron Cages: The Sisters of the Church and the Care of Orphans in Late Victorian England 7. Flowers, Pictures, and Crosses: Criticisms of Priscilla Lydia Sellon's Care of Young Girls 8. Magdalenes and Nuns: Convent Laundries in Late Victorian England 9. Foreign and Catholic: A Plea to Protestant Parents on the Dangers of Convent Education in Victorian England 10. A Death in the Family: Bishop Archibald Campbell Tait, the Rights of Parents, and Anglican Sisterhoods in the Diocese of London 11. The Priest, the Nun, and Confession: An Anti-Catholic Stereotype and Anglican Sisterhoods in Victorian England 12. Power and Control over Women in Victorian England: Male Opposition to Sacramental Confession in the Anglican Church 13. An Anglican Sisterhood and Auricular Confession: A Popish Practice in a Devonport Sisterhood 14. Giacinto Achilli versus the Roman Catholic Church: Morality, Religion, and the Court of Public Opinion in Victorian England

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  • publication date: 24/11/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780227679920
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 318
  • ID: 9780227679920
  • weight: 490
  • ISBN10: 022767992X

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