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List of Contributors


Jeanne Beck received her B.A. in Honours History from the University of Toronto and her Ph.D. from McMaster University. From 1979 to 1993 she was Assistant Editor and Secretary-Treasurer of the Ontario Historical Studies Series. She is the author of To Do and To Endure: The Life of Catherine Donnelly, Sister of Service (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1997).


Roberta Stringham Brown is Professor of French at Pacific Western Univeristy, Tacoma, WA. She received her B.A. from Stanford University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently working with her colleague Patricia Killen on a critical edition and translation of the letter-books of A.M.A. Blanchet. Her publications have focused on women’s spirituality in early modern France, and include works on Sts. Jeanne de Chantal and François de Sales.


Michael Cottrell was born in County Cork, Ireland and received his Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan. He is currently an associate member of the Department of History and teaches for the Indian Teacher Education Program at the University of Saskatchewan. His research interests include the history of the Irish diaspora and the history of Aboriginal people in Canada.


Christine Lei obtained an Honours B.A. in English and History and a M.A. in Teaching from McMaster University and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto). Her doctoral thesis is on Loretto Academy and School for Girls in Hamilton, 1865-1971. She has taught English as a Second Language at the elementary and college levels.


Patricia O’Connell Killen is Professor of American Religious History at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA.  She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in religious studies at Stanford University. Currently serving as sesquicentennial historian for the Archdiocese of Seattle, Patricia also is working with her colleague Roberta Brown on a critical edition of the A.M.A. Blanchet letter press. Her most recent publication, with Bernard Lee, William D’Antonio, et al, is Small Christian Communities: Centers of Meaning (Paulist Press, 2000), a report on the largest empirical and ethnographic study to date of the small Christian community movement in the Catholic Church in the United States.


Elizabeth Smyth is an Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Her current historical research, funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, focuses on women religious as teachers in Canada. Her most recent work is a co-edited collection, Challenging Professions: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Women’s Professional Work (University of Toronto Press, 1999).