By Rene Kollar
"I hugely suggest this paintings; it really is crucial and interesting studying for all these attracted to the background of English prejudice--especially on these inflammatory issues of the (Roman) Catholic Church, monasticism, and the emancipation of women."
author of Redirecting Philosophy and Postmodernism and the hot Enlightenment (2000)
"In 2010, the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. hosted the show, 'Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America.' It used to be a must-see testomony to their amazing accomplishments. A international and depraved establishment? by means of Fr. Rene Kollar is extra testomony to the position Catholic and Anglican sisters fulfilled in Victorian England. regardless of extraordinary accomplishments, they faced bigotry and scandals inside their ranks. This booklet is a must-read for a deeper realizing of the fun and pains of associations dedicated to God's work."
Columnist for the Catholic information Service
Director of the Institute for the Renewal of the Priesthood
Director of Institutional learn at Washington Theological Union
"Rene Kollar specializes in congregations of spiritual ladies during this transparent, concise exam of well known anti-Catholicism. He deftly interweaves their confessions with Catholic makes an attempt to give an explanation for the genuine nature of non secular lifestyles, and to discredit their rivals. calls for that society right those atrocities via abolition or keep watch over threatened not just the sisterhoods themselves, however the Roman Church. In separate yet interrelated chapters, Kollar considers the legends, the tales, the lies and the works of Roman and Anglican sisterhoods. Neither ignorant of faults nor unaware of abuses, Kollar writes with a watch at the found in which a lifestyle is back judged through the faults of a few."
--T. M. McCoog, S.J.
"Using a wealthy number of assets, Rene Kollar has given us very good essays at the struggles for the institution of Anglican and Roman Catholic non secular orders in Victorian England opposed to social, and regularly male, prejudice, suspicion and lack of information. The essays care for specific episodes and give a contribution colour and intensity to our knowing of non secular prejudice in Victorian England and the sheer endurance and resilience of those girls of faith. Richly textured, completely researched and assuredly written."
--The Revd Dr Bruce Kaye
Editor, The magazine of Anglican Studies
Fr. Rene Kollar is a Benedictine monk and a Professor of historical past at Saint Vincent university, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has written broadly on 19th- and twentieth-century English ecclesiastical history.
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A Foreign and Wicked Institution?: The Campaign Against Convents in Victorian England by Rene Kollar