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Across God's FrontiersCatholic Sisters in the American West, 1850-1920$
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Anne M. Butler

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835654

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807837542_butler

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A Woman for the West Mother Katharine Drexel

A Woman for the West Mother Katharine Drexel

(p.191) Chapter 6 A Woman for the West Mother Katharine Drexel
Across God's Frontiers

Anne M. Butler

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter presents a biographic sketch of Mother Katharine Drexel, a woman from the cloister who shaped entire segments of Catholic education in the American South and the American West. It discusses her early life, early initiatives, her search for a religious congregation, and her founding of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People.

Keywords:   Mother Katharine Drexel, cloister, Catholic education, American South, American West, religious congregation, Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People

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