Women at the Table - MAC Studies
Margaret Anna Cusack, Mother M. Francis Clare, known as the Nun of Kenmare, died 106 years ago, on June 5, 1899, at the age of 70. Her life unfolded on a large stage: member of a prominent Anglo-Irish Dublin family; highly educated, cultivated upbringing in England; member of an Anglican sisterhood; convert to Roman Catholicism; Poor Clare nun; author of more than 115 books, articles, and pamphlets, musical scores, poetry; voice for the Irish poor and founder of large famine fund; founder of training school in Knock; founder of a new religious congregation -- “no ordinary woman,” it has been said.
Women at the Table (WATT) presents these studies on the life/work of Margaret Anna Cusack to 1) celebrate Mother Clare on Founder’s Day June 5 and 2) to expand the availability of MAC research and writing by posting studies on the WATT link at the congregation’s website: www.csjp.org.
Anyone who is interested in collaborating with WATT in this MAC research and writing project is invited to get in touch with Rosalie and Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The articles in Studies 2005 are available in pdf format below.
Introduction and Table of Contents
Mother Clare's Journey in Faith and Practice:
Companions on the way.
Part I: Anglican and Roman Catholic Churchmen
--Rosalie McQuaide, CSJP
Good Reading for Sunday and Festivals, Nun's Advice to Her Girls by Sister M.F. Clare
--Janet Davis Richardson, CSJP
Bonding with Mother Clare
--Margaret O'Neill, CSJP
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