Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Catholic Sisters and the American Civil War

This is a really interesting column written by Pat McNamara, a Catholic Historian, on how despite the anti-Catholic feelings in the country at the time, Catholic nuns were extremely active as nurses on both sides of the Civil War.
An excerpt:
“On the battlefields and in the hospitals, soldiers on both sides of the Civil War owed their consolation, and sometimes their limbs or their very lives, to the Catholic Nun.”