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Sister Genevieve : a courageous woman's triumph in Northern Ireland

Author: John Rae
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, [2003]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Warner books edView all editions and formats
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Describes how one determined nun battled the Catholic Church, the IRA, and the British Army to create Saint Louise's School, which provided a safe haven for a generation of girls growing up in Belfast during the late 1960s and 1970s.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Genevieve, Sister; Genevieve, Sister
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Rae
ISBN: 0446528242 9780446528245
OCLC Number: 49795823
Notes: Originally published: London : Little, Brown, ©2001.
Includes index.
Description: 293 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
[1923-1958] "I did not like nuns, to put it mildly. Their whole secretive way of life revolted me." --
"There came a point when I just couldn't resist any longer." --
[1958-1969] "It could not have had a worse start. Staff were chosen by the chairman at random." --
"I was petrified of this tall, elegant nun in the butterfly headdress." --
"Shoulders back. Heads up. Be proud of hyour school." --
"She had a holy impatience with the Church." --
[1969-1988. THE TROUBLES.] "You were walking a tightrope between the paramilitaries and the army." --
"Would you please pray for a first year's daddy who was shot dead lant night?" --
"I realize hyour frustration but please don 't get involved." --
[1969-1988. THE LARGEST GIRLS' SCHOOL IN WESTERN EUROPE.] "I told Canon Murphy that if he went along with the idea I was leaving." --
"Ultimately the principal must remain in control." --
"She loves those smart girls; he doesn't have nay time for the ordinary ones." --
"We don't believe Christ endorsed a segregated system at eleven plus." --
[1988-1994] "I shall go on trying to be the voice of the voiceless." --
Epilogue --
Index.
Responsibility: John Rae.
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Describes how one determined nun battled the Catholic Church, the IRA, and the British Army to create Saint Louise's School, which provided a safe haven for a generation of girls growing up in Belfast during the late 1960s and 1970s.

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