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No Cross, No Crown: Black Nuns in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

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Among New Orleans' most compelling stories is that of the Sisters of the Holy Family, which was founded in the 19th century and still thrives today. The community's difficult early years are portrayed in a remarkable account by one of the sisters, Mary Bernard Deggs. While Deggs did not officially join the community until 1873, as a student at the sisters' early school she would have known Henriette Delille and the other founders. It was not until 1852 that the sisters were able to take their first official vows and exchange their blue percale gowns for black ones, and it was 1873 before they were permitted to wear a formal religious habit. This community of mixed race faced almost insurmountable obstacles, but the women remained unflagging in their dedication to the poor, to education, and to the care of the elderly and the orphaned--to the needs of "their people."

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I. Mothers Henriette Delille and Juliette Gaudin

Chronology

Text

Part II. Mother Josephine Charles

Chronology

Text

Part III. Mother Marie Magdalene Alpaugh

Chronology

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Part IV. Mother Marie Cecilia Capla

Chronology

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Part V. Mother Mary Austin Jones

Chronology

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Notes

Index

illustrations follow page XXX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253215437
Editor:
Nolan, Charles E.
Editor:
Gould, Virginia Meacham
Editor:
Nolan, Charles E.
Author:
Deggs, Mary Bernard
Author:
Deggs, Sister Mary Bernard
Author:
Nolan, Charles E.
Author:
Gould, Virginia Meacham
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
Nuns
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
African Americans - Louisiana - New Orleans
Subject:
Sisters of the Holy Family (New Orleans, La.)
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
History
Subject:
African American; African American Studies; African American Religion; American Studies; Christianity; History; Religion; Women
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 bandw photos, 1 index
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.26 x 6.3 x 0.83 in

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