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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


Communism

Joshua M. Zeitz

in White Ethnic New York: Jews, Catholics, and the Shaping of Postwar Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830956
eISBN:
9781469602691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872802_zeitz.9
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In 1949, the small town of Peekskill in New York drew national attention when a predominantly Catholic mob twice ambushed a benefit concert intended to raise money for members of the Communist Party ... 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


{} 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 Peekskill Projects: Race, Riots, and Paul Robeson

Jeff Jaeckle

in ReFocus: The Films of Barbara Kopple

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474439947
eISBN:
9781474460101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439947.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Drawing on materials donated by Kopple to New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, this chapter traces the contexts and significance of several aborted efforts by Kopple to dramatize ... More


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