Liberating Sanctuary: 100 Years of Women's Education at the College of St. Catherine

Liberating Sanctuary: 100 Years of Women's Education at the College of St. Catherine

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Liberating Sanctuary: 100 Years of Women's Education at the College of St. Catherine by Jane Lamm Carroll

One hundred years ago, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet founded a college designed to unite women’s intellectual and spiritual development: The College of St. Catherine, now St. Catherine’s University. Is such an institution, a women-built and women-led Catholic college, an anachronism today? How has a century of changes in the Catholic Church and women’s roles affected St. Catherine’s?
Addressing these and other questions in a scholarly and engaging manner, Liberating Sanctuary: 100 Years of Women’s Education at the College of St. Catherine challenges prevailing assumptions about the history of women’s education. The essays in this book, edited by Jane Lamm Carroll, Joanne Cavallaro, and Sharon Doherty, examine key figures, decisions, and ideas over the College's 100 year history, linking the story through a central theme: the paradox of institutional goals that seek both to liberate and constrain women. Since its founding, St. Catherine's has promoted women's leadership and autonomy, sometimes by design, sometimes by accident, sometimes despite stated aims.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739170915
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 12/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 220
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Jane Lamm Carroll, PhD, is an associate professor of history at St. Catherine University.

Joanee Cavallaro, PhD, is chair of the English department and professor of linguistics and women's studies at St. Catherine University.

Sharon L. Doherty, PhD, is professor of women's studies and anthropology, and director of the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women at St. Catherine University.

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