Letters from Kiribati


Correspondence by the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart congregation of Catholic mission Sisters to the mother house in Issoudun, France and Thuin, Belgium, 1895–1944

Book Information

Release date 03-2024
Format Paperback
Pages 542
ISBN 9781923068667
ISBN10 1923068660
Width (mm) 156
Length (mm) 234

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The letters in this book were written by Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart order, who were pioneer Roman Catholic missionaries in Kiribati (the former Gilbert Islands). They sent their first news to the home convent in France in 1895, with the final letter in 1944 covering the period of Japanese occupation. The letters detail the challenges the Sisters faced, their reactions to the local lifestyle and all their work in education, health, religious instruction and the promotion of craftwork. It makes a fascinating read.

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Weight 1 kg

Author information

Judith Bennett

Ursula Nixon