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.

About Author

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

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  • ISBN13: 9780227679920
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 318
  • ID: 9780227679920
  • weight: 490
  • ISBN10: 022767992X

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