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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Frances Margaret Taylor

Britain’s new venerable, Frances Taylor, was a nurse, author, editor, Anglican-turned-Catholic, and as one might surmise, the founder of a religious community. Link here to a recent Catholic Herald feature. Frances was born to an Anglican family with high church … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Isabel Roser

In my summer studies here at Creighton University, I’ve learned that a few women actually took Jesuit vows. Isabel Roser supported Ignatius in the early days of his vocation, during his time as a street preacher and beggar in Barcelona. She and … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Anna Maria Dengel

Sisters can’t be doctors. Sounds like a schoolyard taunt. But it was part of what Anna Dengel faced as she attempted to bring together two aspects of her life: serving the poor as a doctor and committing her life totally … Continue reading

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Peter and Paul: Are These The Best Readings?

This is one of those few weekends where there is a different set of readings for Saturday and Sunday. Let the liturgically astute among us be forewarned. With two possible Gospel readings, one of my colleagues at school was surprised … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Margaret of Scotland

Emma from emmasrandomthoughts offers today’s entry for 2014 Worthy Women.  Please frequent her blog and chime in on films and other topics there. St. Margaret of Scotland was an English princess, but she actually spent very little time in England. Her father … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Elisabeth of Schönau

When we think of women mystics in Germany, we so often think of Hildegard of Bingen – for good reason. Her fame has spread, especially in recent years. In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI named her a Doctor of the Church. … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Margery Kempe

Margery Kempe was a contemporary of Julian of Norwich. Scholars know a lot about her life because of her autobiography–the first thought to be published in the English language. I had some difficulty including her in the listing. She was … Continue reading

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