Fall 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 3

Fall 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 3

About this Issue

Prize-winning author Anne M. Butler contributes our lead-article, which deals with Catholic Sisters and the American West. Drawing on years of research and with amazing detail, she demonstrates how nuns tested themselves physically, culturally, intellectually and spiritually, changed existing gender boundaries, transformed the European monastery into the American covenant, and had a major impact on the growth of Catholicism. A version of the article was the keynote address at the 2004 History of Women Religious Conference in Atchison, Kansas. We are pleased to bring it to you in our pages.

Nicole von Germeten's article deals with Peter Claver (1581-1654), "the slave of the slaves," a Spanish Jesuit who ministered to African slaves arriving in the port of Cartagena, on Columbia's Caribbean coast. He was canonized in 1888. Her article analyzes the promotion of Saint Peter Claver to African-Americans from 1868 to 1965. Her careful research through this century of Claverian bibliography is quite revealing.

Maura Hearden writes of "Catholic America's Love Affair with the Little Flower." Saint Thérèse Martin of Lisieux (1873-1897) and what Hearden calls "her positive and subtly revolutionary message of holy power available to even the littlest of souls" is placed by the author in an American Catholic historical context that helps us appreciate the saint's remarkable appeal.
Our book review section is, we feel, especially engaging, and please don't miss Raymond Bucko's cover essay and the fascinating photo captions.

We are pleased to announce that American Catholic Studies has received three awards in the 2005 competition conducted by the Catholic Press Association, including second place for General Excellence among scholarly publications. The award certificates are reproduced on the next page and contain the specific information for each award. This brings to eight the awards our journal has received in the last three years. For this we thank our authors, our manuscript readers/referees, our book reviewers, and most importantly you, our readers and sustainers.

Alert readers will note that the name of Margaret King, our very capable editorial assistant, has been replaced in this issue by that of Leigh Anne McCabe. Margaret began working with us during the transition from Records to American Catholic Studies. Much of the credit for the clear and attractive format of our pages is due to Margaret. For that and much more, we say thank you and wish her many wonderful and exciting years of retirement. We welcome Leigh Anne McCabe, who has already made evident that she will carry forward the high standards Margaret set.

Rodger Van Allen, Co-editor

Index of Issues

2011 Issues

Fall 2011 Issue Vol. 122, No. 3

Summer 2011 Issue Vol. 122, No. 2

Spring 2011 Issue Vol. 122, No. 1

2010 Issues

Winter 2010 Issue Vol. 121, No. 4

Fall 2010 Issue Vol. 121, No. 3

Summer 2010 Issue Vol. 121, No. 2

Spring 2010 Issue Vol. 121, No. 1

2009 Issues

Winter 2009 Issue Vol. 120, No. 4

Fall 2009 Issue Vol. 120, No. 3

Summer 2009 Issue Vol. 120, No. 2

Spring 2009 Issue Vol. 120, No. 1

2008 Issues

Winter 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 4

Fall 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 3

Summer 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 2

Spring 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 1

2007 Issues

Winter 2007 Issue Vol. 118, No. 4

Fall 2007 Issue Vol. 118, No. 3

Summer 2007 Issue Vol. 118, No. 2

Spring 2007 Issue Vol. 118, No. 1

2006 Issues

Winter 2006 Issue Vol. 117, No. 4

Fall 2006 Issue Vol. 117, No. 3

Summer 2006 Issue Vol. 117, No. 2

Spring 2006 Issue Vol. 117, No. 1

2005 Issues

Winter 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 4

Fall 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 3

Summer 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 2

Spring 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 1

2004 Issues

Winter 2004 Issue Vol. 115, No. 4

Fall 2004 Issue Vol. 115, No. 3

Summer 2004 Issue Vol. 115, No. 2

Spring 2004 Issue Vol. 115, No. 1

2003 Issues

Winter 2003 Issue Vol. 114, No. 4

Fall 2003 Issue Vol. 114, No. 3

Summer 2003 Issue Vol. 114, No. 2

Spring 2003 Issue Vol. 114, No. 1

2002 Issues

Fall/Winter 2002 Issue Vol. 113, No. 3

Spring/Summer 2002 Issue Vol. 113, No. 1

2001 Issues

Spring/Winter 2001 Issue Vol. 112, No. 1

2000 Issues

Spring/Winter 2000 Issue Vol. 111, No. 1

1999 Issues

Spring/Winter 1999 Issue Vol. 110, No. 4