No Cross, No Crown: Black Nuns in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

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Among New Orleans' most compelling stories is that of the Sisters of the Holy Family, which was founded in the 19th century and still thrives today. The community's difficult early years are portrayed in a remarkable account by one of the sisters, Mary Bernard Deggs. While Deggs did not officially join the community until 1873, as a student at the sisters' early school she would have known Henriette Delille and the other founders. It was not until 1852 that the sisters were able to take their first official vows and ...

No Cross, No Crown: Black Nuns in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans 2002, Indiana University Press

ISBN-13: 9780253336309

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