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Called to serve : a history of nuns in America

Author: Margaret M McGuinness
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2013.
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For many Americans, nuns and sisters are the face of the Catholic Church. Far more visible than priests, Catholic women religious teach at schools, found hospitals, offer food to the poor, and minister to those in need. Their work has shaped the American Catholic Church throughout its history. McGuinness provides the reader with an overview of the history of Catholic women religious in American life, from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret M McGuinness
ISBN: 9780814795569 0814795560 9780814724729 0814724728 9780814789261 0814789269 9780814795576 0814795579
OCLC Number: 794040389
Description: xi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Organizing to serve --
Service to a growing Catholic community --
Serving through education --
Serving the sick --
Serving those in need --
Praying for the world --
Redefining sisterhood --
Serving today.
Responsibility: Margaret M. McGuinness.

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