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By Anne M. Butler

ISBN-10: 080783565X

ISBN-13: 9780807835654

ISBN-10: 146962205X

ISBN-13: 9781469622057

ISBN-10: 1470826860

ISBN-13: 9781470826864

Roman Catholic sisters first traveled to the yankee West as companies of social companies, schooling, and scientific assistance. In Across God's Frontiers, Anne M. Butler lines the ways that sisters challenged and reconfigured modern principles approximately ladies, paintings, faith, and the West; additionally, she demonstrates how non secular existence grew to become a automobile for expanding women's service provider and power.
relocating to the West brought major adjustments for those girls, together with public employment and punctiliously unconventional monastic lives. As nuns and sisters adjusted to new conditions and immersed themselves in rugged environments, Butler argues, the West formed them; and during their labors and charities, the sisters in flip formed the West. those woman spiritual pioneers equipped associations, brokered relationships among Indigenous peoples and encroaching settlers, and undertook various occupations, frequently with out equipped investment or direct aid from the church hierarchy. A complete historical past of Roman Catholic nuns and sisters within the American West, Across God's Frontiers finds Catholic sisters as dynamic and artistic architects of civic and non secular associations in western communities.

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