Episodes about "religious women"

Catholics at Gettysburg

Catholics at Gettysburg

Catholics, including the Daughters of Charity and St. Francis Xavier church were heavily involved in the Civil War battle of Gettysburg.

The Apparition of Our Lady of Good Help

The Apparition of Our Lady of Good Help

In 1859, a young Belgian woman in Wisconsin, Adele Brise, had an apparition of Our Lady of Good Help who instructed her to teach the children the faith.

Mother Mary Bentivoglio

Mother Mary Bentivoglio

Mother Mary Magdalene Bentivoglio established the Poor Clares in the U.S. Her story is yet another of overcoming obstacles and persevering in faith.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Elizabeth Ann Seton was a wealthy socialite and then a convert. She founded parochial education and the daughters of charity, and is the first American-born saint.

Regina Laudis Abbey & Mother Benedict

Regina Laudis Abbey & Mother Benedict

The story of the founding of the Regina Laudis Abbey in Connecticut by Mother Benedict is worthy of a movie — and it was made into one.

Sister Blandina of Cincinnati

Sister Blandina of Cincinnati

Sister Blandina spent decades helping immigrants in Cincinnati realize the American dream while holding onto their faith, and aiding women and children.

Sister Blandina, Fastest Nun in the West

Sister Blandina, Fastest Nun in the West

Sister Blandina was an Italian-born nun in the late 1800s sent to bring the Gospel to the Wild West. She earned the respect of many, including Billy the Kid.

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

Rose Philippine Duchesne came to the New World to become a missionary to the native peoples. She founded a religious community and educated natives.