A saint of our own : how the quest for a holy hero helped Catholics become American (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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A saint of our own : how the quest for a holy hero helped Catholics become American

Author: Kathleen Sprows Cummings
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press. C 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What drove American Catholics in their long and arduous quest, full of twists and turns across more than a century, to win an American-born saint? The absence of American names in the canon of the saints left many feeling spiritually unmoored and disrespected - to be able to look at the same American scenes upon which a saint had gazed would be a joy and privilege, certainly. But believers also had another reason  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Sprows Cummings
ISBN: 9781469649474 1469649470
OCLC Number: 1130588394
Description: 1 v. (320 pages) : illustrations, carte. ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Kathleen Sprows Cummings.

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What drove US Catholics in their arduous quest to win an American saint? The absence of American names in the canon of the saints had left many feeling spiritually unmoored. But while canonization  Read more...

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