Irish women religious ‘invisible in historical studies’

Irish women religious ‘invisible in historical studies’ Dr Bronagh Ann McShane presents Sr Bonaventure and Sr Colette of the Galway Poor Clare Community with a copy of her book, Irish Women in Religious Orders, 1530-1700: Suppression, Migration and Reintegration.
Women religious have often been treated as irrelevant by Irish historians, Dr Bronagh Ann McShane tells Ruadhán Jones Ever since St Brigid founded her monastery in Kildare, women religious have been driving forces in the Church and in society. Through their work in founding hospitals, schools, hospices and through their life of prayer in enclosed…
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