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Blessed among all women : women saints, prophets, and witnesses for our time

Author: Robert Ellsberg
Publisher: New York : Crossroad Pub., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes among many others Sarah and Angelina Grimke.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Ellsberg
ISBN: 0824522516 9780824522513
OCLC Number: 60401804
Description: 316 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mary, Mother of Jesus (first century) --
Anna: Prophetess (first century) --
Sts. Martha and Mary of Bethany: Friends of Jesus (first century) --
St. Mary Magdalene: Apostle to the Apostles (first century) --
St. Marcella: Widow (325-410) --
St. Clare of Assisi : Found of the Poor Clares (1193-1253) --
St. Elizabeth of Hungary: Franciscan Queen (1207-1231) --
St. Agnes of Bohemia: Princess and Abbess (1203-1280) --
St. Angela Merici: Founder of the Ursulines (1474-1540) --
St. Jeanne de Chantal : Co-founder of the Order of the Visitation (1572-1641) --
St. Elizabeth Feodorovna: Martyr (1864-1918) --
St. Josephine Bakhita: Ex-Slave and Nun (1869-1947) --
St. Katherine Drexel: Founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament ( 1858-1955) --
Madeleine Delbrêl: Missionary and activist (1904-1964) --
Little Sister Magdeleine of Jesus: Founder of the Little Sisters of Jesus (1898-1989) --
Mev Puleo: Witness of Solidarity (1963-1996) --
Ade Bethune: Catholic worker artist (1914-2002) --
Hagar the Egyptian: Slave Woman --
The Samaritan Woman: Evangelist (first century) --
The Anointer of Bethany (first century) --
St. Monica: Widow (332-387) --
Heloise: Abbess of the Convent of the Paraclete (1100-1164) --
Bd. Angela of Foligno: Franciscan mystic (1248-1309) --
Bd. Lydwina of Schiedam: Patron of sufferers (1380-1433) --
Margery Kempe: Mystic and pilgrim (1373-1438?) --
St. Catherine of Genoa: Mystic (1447-1510) St. Xenia of St.Petersburg: Holy Fool (late eighteenth century) --
Cornelia Connelly: Founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus ( 1809-1879) --
Maude Dominica Petre: Catholic modernist (1863-1942) --
St. Edith Stein: Carmelite martyr (1891-1942) --
Adrienne von Speyr: Mystic (1902-1967) --
Mothers of the Disappeared (1977-1983) --
Martyrs of El Mozote: El Salvador (d. 1981) --
Jessica Powers: Carmelite poet (1905-1988) --
Karla Faye Tucker: Penitent (1959-1998) --
The Syrophoenician Woman: Faithful witness (first century) --
The Woman with a Flow of Blood (first century) --
St. Lydia: "Worshipper of God'' (first century) --
St. Scholastica: Nun (d.543) --
St. Dymphna: Martyr (d. 650?) --
Mechthild of Magdeburg: Beguine mystic (1210?-1282?) --
Bd. Margaret Ebner: Mystic (1291-1351) --
Bd. Julian of Norwich: Mystic (1342-1416) --
Emily Dickinson: Poet (1830-1886) St. Therese of Lisieux: Doctor of the Church (1873-1897) --
Mary Slessor: Missionary (1848-1915) --
Evelyn Underhill: Spiritual Guide (1875-1941) --
Edel Quinn: Missionary of the Legion of Mary (1907-1944) --
Anne Frank: Witness of the Holocaust (1929-1945) --
Gabrielle Bossis: Mystic (1874-1950) --
Martyrs of Birmingham (d. 1963) --
Gladys Aylward: Missionary (1902-1970) --
Sister Thea Bowman: African American Franciscan (1937-1990) --
Rahab: Faithful prostitute --
Mary and Elizabeth: Prophetic Mothers (first century) --
Lady Godiva of Coventry: Defender of the poor (eleventh century) --
St. Birgitta of Sweden: Mystic and prophet (1303-1373) --
St. Joan of Arc: Maid of Orleans (1412?-1431) --
St. Teresa of Avila: Mystic, Doctor of the Church (1515-1582) --
Anne Hutchinson: Puritan prophet (1591-1643) --
Sor Juana Inís de la Cruz: Poet and scholar (1651-1694) --
Margaret Fell: Quaker (1614-1702) --
Sarah Grimké (1792-1873) and Angelina Grimké (1805-1879): Abolitionists and feminists --
Lucretia Mott: Abolitionist and feminist (1793-1880) --
Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist preacher (1797-1883) --
Pandita Ramabai: Indian Christian and reformer (1858-1922) --
Mother Jones: Labor agitator (1830-1930) --
Simone Weil: Philosopher and mystic (1909-1943) --
Viola Liuzzo: Martyr for civil rights (1925-1965) --
Fannie Lou Hamer: Prophet of freedom (1917-1977) --
Catherine de Hueck Doherty: Founder of Madonna House (1896-1985) --
St. Brigid of Ireland: Abbess of Kildare (c.450-525) --
St. Mechtild of Hackeborn: Nun and mystic (1241-1298) --
St. Louise de Marillac: Co-Founder of the Daughters of Charity (1591- 1660) --
St. Joan Delanou: Founder of the Sisters of St. Anne of the Providence of Saumur (1666-1736) --
Nano Nagle: Founder of the Presentation Sisters (1718-1784) --
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: Founder of the Daughters of Charity of St. Josephy (1774-1821) --
Elizabeth Fry: Quaker reformer (1780-1845) --
Bd. Anne-Marie Javouhey: Founder, Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny (1779- 1851) --
Bd. Jeanne Jugan: Founder of the Little Sisters of the Poor (1792-1879) --
Florence Nightingale: Healer (1820-1910) --
Harriet Tubman: Abolitionist (1820?-1913) --
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini: Founder, Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart (1850-1917) --
Rose Hawthorne: Founder of the Servants of Relief for Incurable Cancer (1851-1926) --
St. Maria Skobtsova: Orthodox nun and martyr (1891-1945) --
Caryll Houselander : Mystic (1901-1954) --
Satoko Kitahara: "The Mary of Ants Town'' (1929-1958) --
Maura O'Halloran: Christian Zen monk (1955-1982) --
Corrie Ten Boom: Rescuer and witness (1892-1983) --
Bd. (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta: Founder of the Missionaries of Charity (1910-1997) --
St. Thecla of Iconium: Evangelist (first century) --
St. Agnes: Virgin and Martyr (d.304?) --
St. Catherine of Alexandria: Martyr (date unknown) --
St. Hilda of Whitby: Abbess (610-680) --
St. Christina of Markyate: Maiden of Christ (1097-1161) --
St. Hildegard of Bingen: Abbess and visionary (1098-1179) --
Beatrice of Nazareth: Mystic (1200-1268) --
Hadewijch of Brabant: Beguine mystic (thirteenth century) --
St. Gertrude the Great: Mystic (1253-1302) --
Bd. Kateri Tekakwitha: "Lilly of the Mohawks'' (1656-1680) --
Mother Ann Lee: Shaker (1736-1784) --
St. Bernadette Soubirous: Visionary of Lourdes (1844-1879) --
St. Maria Goretti: Martyr (1890-1902) --
Etty Hillesum: Mystic of the Holocaust (1914-1943) --
Mollie Rogers: Founder of the Maryknoll Sisters (1882-1955) --
Raissa Maritain: Poet and contemplative (1883-1960) --
Flannery O'Connor: Novelist (1925-1964) --
Cassie Bernal: Witness of Columbine (1981-1999) --
Daria Donnelly: Laywoman (1958-2004) --
St. Catherine of Siena: Doctor of the Church (1347-1380) --
St. Elizabeth of Portugal: Queen (1271-1336) --
Ida B. Wells: Reformer (1862-1931) --
Jane Addams: Social Reformer and Nobel Laureate (1860-1935) --
Sophie Scholl and companions: Martyrs of the White Rose (d. 1943) --
Kathe Kollwitz: Artist (1867-1945) --
Muriel Lester: "Ambassador of Reconciliation'' (1884-1968) --
Dorothy Day: Co-founder of the Catholic Worker (1897-1980) --
Peace Pilgrim (?-1981) --
Mirabehn: Servant of Peace (1892-1982) --
Penny Lernoux: Journalist (1940-1989) --
Eileen Egan: Peacemaker (1912-2000) --
Dorothee Soelle: Theologian (1929-2003) --
St. Blandina and companions: Martyrs of Lyons (177) --
Sts. Perpetua and Felicity: Martyrs (d.203) --
St. Crispina: Martyr (d.304) --
Marguerite Porete: Beguine martyr (d.1310) --
Anne Askew: Protestant martyr (1521-1546) --
St. Margaret Clitherow: English Martyr (d.1586) --
Mary Dyer: Quaker martyr (d. 1660) --
Mary Ward: Founder of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1586- 1645) --
Rebecca Nurse and companions: "Witches'' of Salem (1692) --
Bd. (Mother) Theodore Guerin: Founder of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary of the Woods (1798-1856) --
Bd. Mary McKillop: Founder of the Sisters of St.Joseph of the Sacred Heart (1842-1909) --
Agneta Chang: Maryknoll Sister and nartyr (d. 1950) --
Sister Alicia Domon: Martyr (d. 1977) --
Maura Clarke and companions: Martyrs of El Salvador (d. 1980).
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