Thank You, St. Jude: Women's Devotion to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes / Edition 1 by Robert A. Orsi | 9780300076592 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Thank You, St. Jude: Women's Devotion to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes / Edition 1

Thank You, St. Jude: Women's Devotion to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes / Edition 1

by Robert A. Orsi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300076592

ISBN-13: 9780300076592

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Yale University Press

This prize-winning book tells the story of American women's devotion to St. Jude, the patron saint of hopeless causes, one of the most popular saint in the American Catholic panthenon. Robert Orsi examines St. Jude's rise from obscurity to national popularity, beginning in Chicago in 1929, and he shows how the daughters and granddaughters of Catholic

Overview

This prize-winning book tells the story of American women's devotion to St. Jude, the patron saint of hopeless causes, one of the most popular saint in the American Catholic panthenon. Robert Orsi examines St. Jude's rise from obscurity to national popularity, beginning in Chicago in 1929, and he shows how the daughters and granddaughters of Catholic immigrants called on the saint to help them make lives for themselves in the tumultuous years of depression, war and changing workplaces and family lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300076592
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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