Sacred Threads: Catholic Spirituality in Australia, 1922-1962

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UNSW Press, 1996 - Religion - 295 pages
Three sections explore the complex lives of ordinary people who continually made choices about the way they expressed their faith. Part one begins with a brief survey of the context of lay Catholics in Adelaide and Perth between 1922 and 1962, considering the place of Catholics in wider society and
 

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Contents

class ethnicity gender and stereotypes of holiness
15
Catholic views of the world
33
strands of devotional Catholicism
55
Australian Catholics
78
Saints and society
109
the greatest saint of modern times
127
public prayer and participation
155
spirituality and Catholic Action
192
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