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Good+ in Good-dust jacket. Spine is concave. Minor edge wear on the clean, sound binding. Very minor edge soil. One dogged page, the very tips of a few pages were lightly bumped, otherwise the contents are clean, unworn. DJ is not much to look at, but it provides plenty of protection and information.; First Printing of the First Edition, 1973. 8-1/2" Tall, X + 535pp. Light blue cloth, black spine lettering. BIOGRAPHY. Mary Frances Xavier Warde, 1810-1884. "Destined in her zeal for Christ to travel more miles than Stl. Paul of Tarsus and to found more convents than St. Teresa of Avila, Frances Warde is perhaps the greatest woman in the history of the Church in the United States. The American founder of the Sisters of Mercy, the largest English-speaking Congregation of religious women in the world, she initiated the phenomenal development which saw their numbers grow to 30, 000 members in some 1070 convents in the US within a little over 100 years. The saga of her life and work, told in its entirety for the first time in this volume, makes inspiring and informative reading. "...Selected Bibliography. Index. List of Institutions of Mercy Founded by Frances Warde.
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