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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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Nuns of the West

Nuns of the West

(p.267) Chapter 8 Nuns of the West
Across God's Frontiers

Anne M. Butler

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter focuses on the labors and achievements of nuns in the American West. It describes how Catholic nuns changed and transformed the religious life of the American West. Aside from their hard work in schools, hospitals and adult homes, nuns emerged as friends of the oppressed, denouncing discrimination, supporting the working class, speaking up to public officials, and providing monetary and spiritual assistance.

Keywords:   labors, nuns, Catholic nuns, American West, working class, public officials

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