History of Women Religious | News and Announcements

The History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland network will hold its annual conference on June 8–9, 2017, in Dublin, Ireland. The theme is “Sources and the History of Women Religious, Medieval to Modern.” Conference panels and papers will engage with and comment on methodologies for the use of archival, oral, visual, material, and digital sources. A tentative program, registration information, and other details are available through historyofwomenreligious.org.

Mary Christine Morkovsky, C.D.P., has published The Lure of Providence: The History of the Sisters of Divine Providence, Marie de la Roche Province, 1851–2014. The book can be ordered directly from the Sisters of Divine Providence for a $25 contribution. For details and an order form, visit cdpsisters.org/LureOfProvidence.


The College of New Rochelle has a new digital resource: an online collection called Works of CNR Ursulines. Librarian Lusiella Fazzino, digital specialist Alex Fernandes Hall, and archivist Martha Counihan, O.S.U., have assembled writings by six Ursulines who graduated from and/or taught at the College of New Rochelle, founded in 1904. The collection is available at digitalcommons.cnr.edu/cnrursulines.


The Catholic News Archive, meanwhile, is finally online! The archive, a long-running project of the Catholic Research Resources Alliance, now allows full-text search and download from a variety of Catholic papers during the 20th century. Check it out at thecatholicnewsarchive.org.

The Sisters of the Holy Cross have produced a public history app, Willing Hearts, for Apple and Android tablets and phones. This app includes period music and historic documents and tells the story of Sisters of the Holy Cross who served as nurses during the Civil War. More information is available at willingheartsapp.com.

Please send news and notes for the fall 2017 newsletter to cushwa@nd.edu by September 1. Thanks!