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Online Versions of Books by Mother Clare

Mother Clare Mother Clare (Margaret Anna Cusack) was a prolific writer, most often publishing as M.F. Cusack or Mary Francis Cusack. By 1870, more than 200,000 copies of her works had circulated throughout the world. Profits from the sale of her books were used for the Sisters' work with the poor.

Today, many of her books are in the public domain and available to read or download online.

The Nun of Kenmare, 1889 (autobiography)

The Present Case of Ireland, Plainly Stated, 1881

Cloister Songs and Hymns for Children, 1881

Advice to Irish Girls in America, 1876

The Speeches and Letters of the Liberator, 1875

A History of the City and County of Cork, 1875

Woman’s Work in Modern Society, 1874

Book of the Blessed Ones, 1874 (excerpts)

The life of Father Mathew : the people's Soggarth Aroon, 1874

Life of Daniel O'Connell, the liberator : his times - political, social, and religious, 1872

Life of St Patrick, Apostle of Ireland, 1871

The Student’s Manual of Irish History, 1870

Patriot’s History of Ireland, 1869

An Illustrated History of Ireland, 1868

Meditations for Advent and Easter, 1866

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