A Saint of Our Own: How the Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American

By Cummings, Kathleen Sprows

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9781469649474 9781469649481
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Univ. of North Carolina


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Reviewed on March 1, 2019  |  Arts & Humanities

The first study of its kind, this work documents the canonization processes of American saints in the context of both the country's and the Catholic Church's history. Cummings (American studies, Notre Dame; New Women of the Old Faith) begins with the 1880s when American Catholics felt that a U.S. saint would help connect them to American culture and prove that they truly belonged in a country dominated by Protestants. The author demonstrates...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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