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Woman’s Work in Modern Society (1875) by MF Cusack on sale for €195.00
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Woman’s Work in Modern Society (1875)

MF Cusack

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Woman's Work in Modern Society. Kerry: Kenmare Publications, 1875. First edition. Pp xii, 373, (6). Original green cloth, titled and decorated in gilt & black on front cover and spine. Ownership name to front free endpaper, light staining to covers, otherwise a very good copy. Scarce. Margaret Anna Cusack (the Nun of Kenmare) was born in Coolock, County Dublin, Ireland into an aristocratic family and was raised in the Church of Ireland. When Margaret was a teenager her parents separated and she went to live with her grand-aunt in Exeter, Devon where she joined the Plymouth Brethren. At the age of 29 she was received into the Catholic Church and immediatey joined the Poor Clares in Newry, County Down. Later she was sent with a small group of nuns to Kenmare, in County Kerry, then one of the most destitute parts of Ireland, to establish a convent of Poor Clares. During her stay at Kenmare she dedicated herself to her writings, which ranged from biographies of saints to pamphlets on social issues. This work ranges over moral, physical, intellectual, technical & religious education, women's workes and rights, etc.

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