Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2014

336 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823254736

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Bookseller Code (06)

Women of Faith

The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • Women of Faith is a study of the Sisters of Mercy of the Chicago Regional Community, the first congregation of Catholic Sisters in Chicago.
  • Looks at the longer history of one community in the context of American Catholic and women's history, and shows how Catholic women religious, or sisters, do not stand separate from the events and developments of both categories of history.
  • The Sisters of Mercy, as a single community, are a living entity, which as various points in its 162-year history reflects the conditions of women, immigrants, and Catholics in American society.
  • Not only provides an opportunity for historians and non-historians alike to understand how women of faith contributed to their society, but also shows how that faith shaped their identities, informed their lives, and inspired how they created communities for themselves.

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