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 The Nuns

Suzanne Vromen

in Hidden Children of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181289
eISBN:
9780199870752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181289.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter draws on interviews with surviving nuns to show that mothers superior were responsible for accepting children in the convents and that they did so while maintaining all possible secrecy ... More


Epilogue

Suzanne Vromen

in Hidden Children of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181289
eISBN:
9780199870752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181289.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The organization of the Committee for the Defense of Jews was a remarkable ecumenical achievement transcending religious and political differences and overcoming xenophobia in a country where 94 ... More


Esther Superior

Ann M. Little

in The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300218213
eISBN:
9780300224627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218213.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the challenges of Mother Esther de lʻEnfant Jésus as the mother superior of the Ursuline convent. Because of age, experience, and her origins as an Anglo-American girl, Mother ... More


Sister Marie-Joseph de L’Enfant Jésus

Ann M. Little

in The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300218213
eISBN:
9780300224627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218213.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter presents Esther Wheelwright’s vêture, a clothing ceremony for her entrance in the monastery. The ceremony was characterized by a long Mass filled with song, supplication, and prayer for ... More


The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright

Ann M. Little

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300218213
eISBN:
9780300224627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218213.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Born and raised in a New England garrison town, Esther Wheelwright (1696–1780) was captured by Wabanaki Indians at age seven. Among them, she became a Catholic and lived like any other young girl in ... More


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