A century of Anglican women religious in Nova Scotia, 1891-1991

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dc.contributor.advisor Reid, John G., 1948-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator MacDonald, Heidi
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:16Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.other BX5611 N6 M32 1992
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22017
dc.description 149 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 142-149).
dc.description.abstract Three Anglican women's religious orders existed in Nova Scotia in the last century. The Sisters of Saint Margaret managed the Church Hospital from 1891 to 1893, the Sisters of Saint John the Divine operated All Saints' Springhill Hospital from 1936 to 1949, and the members of The Society of Our Lady, Saint Mary, have acted as a religious presence in Digby County since 1979. This study considers the development of women's religious orders since the mid nineteenth century, with emphasis on their progression in the Anglican Church. It avoids the usual stereotypes of the lives of women religious and presents a realistic analysis of their work in three areas of Nova Scotia. Their failure to date to become permanently established is blamed on anti-Catholic sentiment as well as a lack of support from members of the diocese.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc BX5611.N6
dc.subject.lcsh Sisters of Saint Margaret (N.S.) -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Sisters of Saint John the Divine (N.S.) -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Society of Our Lady, Saint Mary (N.S.) -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Monasticism and religious orders for women -- Anglican Communion -- Nova Scotia -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Nuns -- Nova Scotia -- History
dc.title A century of Anglican women religious in Nova Scotia, 1891-1991
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in History
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline History
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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