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{} Now You Are My Thorn, but Soon You Shall Be My Lily of Delight: The Transformation of Margaret Reilly

Paula M. Kane

in Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607603
eISBN:
9781469612560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607603.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter shows how Margaret Reilly received a nudge toward sainthood on an ordinary day in 1917 while cooking dinner. Although the kitchen seems an unlikely place for a mystical encounter, ... More


{} We Are Skeptics Together about a Great Many Things: Catholics and the Scientific Study of Stigmata

Paula M. Kane

in Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607603
eISBN:
9781469612560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607603.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the scientific community's impact on the American understanding of stigmatization in the early twentieth century. It analyzes and contrasts the involvements of the three ... More


{} Mad about Bleeding Nuns: Sister Thorn's Champions

Paula M. Kane

in Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607603
eISBN:
9781469612560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607603.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes how New Yorkers learned of the bleeding nun at Peekskill. Margaret Reilly was introduced to New Yorkers through “a letter written by a Passionist.” After visiting Margaret in ... More


{} The Monastery Is a Hospital of Spiritual Sick: The Lure of Convent Life

Paula M. Kane

in Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607603
eISBN:
9781469612560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607603.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on Margaret Guditus, Margaret Reilly's grandniece, who recalled her visits to her aunt at Peekskill in a poem titled “Mount St. Florence.” The poet, who died on Long Island in ... More


Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America

Paula M. Kane

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607603
eISBN:
9781469612560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607610_Kane
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

One day in 1917, while cooking dinner at home in Manhattan, Margaret Reilly (1884–1937) felt a sharp pain over her heart and claimed to see a crucifix emerging in blood on her skin. Four years later, ... More


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