The Irish Living Out Girls

Irish Living Out Girls - Irish Edition

By Pete Sigmund Ever hear of “the living out girls?” They were, like the well-known characters in the Downton Abbey TV series, the servants who kept great estates going as maids, tutors, cooks, companions and other essential help. Living out… Continue Reading

Called to Serve: A History of Nuns in America

By Margaret M. McGuinness New York University Press. 2013 2013, 277 pages, hardcover, $35 Available in eBook   Book Jacket (above): Sisters Ann Marguerite (left), Saint Albert (middle), and Francis Agnes (right) at Cecilian Academy, Philadelphia. Courtesy of Archives, Sisters… Continue Reading