Outside Britain & Ireland

Works on founders are listed under the country/region of origin.  General histories of international congregations under International, others under particular countries.


Bord, Mother Marie,  Three centuries of life: Sisters of St Paul of Chartres  (s.l.: Sisters of St Paul de Chartres, 1992)

Brejon de Lavergnée, Matthieu (editor),  Des Filles de la Charité aux Sœurs de Saint-Vncent-de-Paul: quartre siècles de cornettes, XVIIe-XXe siècles  (Paris : Champion, 2016).

Darricau, Raymond,  Father Noailles and the Association of the Holy Family: the story of a charism  (Chambray-lès-Tours : CLD, 1995).

der Veen, Annemiek van & Verhoeven, Dolly,  We agreed to be different: Sisters of Charity of Our lady Mother of Mercy, 1960-2000  (Hilversum : Verloren, 2005).

Ligné, André,  Sœurs Marianites de Sainte-Croix du Mans en France et dans le monde  (Le Mans : ITF Éditeurs, 2007).

Molengraft, Alix van de,  It all began with three beguines: history of ten thousand Sisters of Charity, 1832 to 1964  ([Preston: Nemco Press], 1992).

Paisant, Chantal (editor),  La mission au féminin: témoignages de religieuses missionnaires au fil d’un siècle (XIXe-début XXe siècle)  Turnhout : Brepols, 2009).

Pardilla, Ángel,  Le religiose: ieri, oggi e domani  (Roma : Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2008).

Pazelli, Raffaele,  Franciscan Sisters: outlines of history and spirituality  (Steubenville OH: Franciscan UP, 1993).

Pelliccia, G. & Rocca, Giancarlo (editors),  Dizionario degli istituti di perfezione, in 10 volumes  (Roma : Paoline, 1974-2003).

Rafferty, Deirdre & Smyth, Elizabeth M.,  Education, identity and women religious, 1800-1950  (London : Routledge, 2016).

Rota, Olivier & Delmaire, Danielle (editors),  Activités apostoliques et culturelles en Europe et au Levant : Notre-Dame de Sion, milieu XIXe siècle-milieu XXe siècle  (Lille : Université Charles-de-Gaulle-Lille 3, 2009).

Soury-Lavergne, Françoise,  Chemin d’éducation: sur les traces de Jeanne de Lestonnac  (Chambray-lès-Tours : CLD, 1985).

Walter, M. Bernita,  Sustained by God’s faithfulness. Vol. 1: Founding and early development of the Congregation  (St Ottilien: EOS, 1987).

Veen, Annemiek van der and Dolly Verhoeven, We agreed to be different: Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of Mercy 1960-2000 (2005).

White, Teresa,  A vista of years: history of the Society of the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus, 1820-1993  (no place : Faithful Companions of Jesus, 2014).


Ballini, Maria RosaThe Daughters of St Paul in Kenya 1976-2006  (Nairobi : Paulines Publications Africa, 2007)

Ballini, Maria Rosa, The Daughters of St Paul in Tanzania  (Nairobi : Paulines Publications Africa, 2004)

Boehmer, Mary Clare,  Echoes in our hearts  (Red Bud, IL : Adorers of the Blood of Christ, 1994)

Bonner, Kathleen, Dominican women: a time to speak  (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa : Cluster, 2000)

Boardman, M. Denise,  Go forward! Nothing now can check your course. An account of the Holy Family Sisters of Bordeaux in South Africa, Ugandaand Botswana, 1865-2010  (Johannesburg : Holy Family Sistersof Bordeaux in Africa, 2010).

Burke, Jane F., These Catholic Sisters are all mamas! Towards the inculturation of the sisterhood in Africa, an ethnographic study  (Leiden : Brill, 2001)

Buschgerd, M. Annette,  For a great proce: the story of the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood  (Reimlingen : Marianhill Missionary Press, 1990).

Fitzgerald, Elma & Lefebvre, Julienne, Go forth: a history of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, missionaries in Lesotho  (Longueil, PQ : Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, 2002)

Gugglberger, Martina,  Reguliertes Abenteuer: Missionarinnen in Südafrika nach 1945   (Wien : Böhlau, 2014).

Guillet, Lucette,  Sœurs de la Charité Notre-Dame d’Évron en Afrique  (Laval : Siloë, 2004}.

Kapinga wa Nkaya, Marguerite-Astrid,  Les Sœurs de la Charité de Jésus et de Marie: un siècle de présence au Zaíre, 1892-1992  (Kinshasa : Sœurs de la Charité de JM, 1992)

Rogers, Rebecca, ‘Telling stories about the colonies : English and French women in Algeria in the 19th century’, Gender and History (2009), p. 39-59.

Sheldon, Kathleen, ‘”I studied with the nuns, learning to make blouses”: gender ideology and colonial education in Mozambique’, International Journal of African Historical Studies 31 (1998) 3, 595-626

Stornig, Katharina, Sisters crossing boundaries: German missionary nuns in colonial Togo and New Guinea, 1897-1960   (Göttingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013)

Wakahiu, Jane et al., Voices of courage: historical, socio-cultural and educational journeys of women religious in East and Central Africa  (Nairobi : Paulines, 2015).

Walter, M. Bernita,  Sustained by God’s faithfulness. Vol. 2: Proclaiming God’s faithfulness, preparing the way for the Church in East Africa  (St Ottilien: EOS, 1992).


Barrion, CandidadThe Missionary Benedictine Sisters in the Philippines, 1906-1981 (Duluth: St Scholastica’s Priory, 1982).

Chi, MadeleineShanghai Sacred Heart: risk in faith, 1926-1952  (St Louis: The Author, 2001).

Brainard, Cecilia Manguerra,  Behind the walls: life of convent girls  (Manila: Anvil, 2005).

Fabella, Virginia & Mulligan, Dorothy,  Maryknoll Sisters in the Philippines  (Quezon City : Maryknoll Sisters, 2001).

Gegen, Loretta,  Born of courgage and gratitude: a story of the ministry of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in Korea  ([St Louis : RC Printing], no date).

Kinattingal, Sucy,  Servant of God Mother Eliswa, the foundress of the TOCD (CTC & CMC) for women: the critical study of the history of foundation, 1866-1913  (Verapoly : Kerala Latin Historical Association, 2010).

Manion, Patricia Jean, Venture into the unknown: Loretto in China 1923-1998  (Manchester, Missouri : Independent Publishing Co, 2006)

Paul, Nilanjana, ‘The Indian mission of the Institute of Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM) nuns: convents, curriculum, and Indian women’, Journal of International Women’s Studies, 24:2 (2022).

Pilendran, Gnanamuthu (editor),  Letters of the Holy Family missionaries from Jaffna, 1862-1886  (Colombo : Gnanamuthu Pilendran, 1999).

Sala, Ida,  History of our Canossian missions.  Vol. 1: Hong Kong, 1860-1910. Vol. 2: China, 1868-1952.  Vol. 3: Hong Kong, 1910-2000  (Hong Kong : Canossian Sisters of Charity, 2003).

Santiago, Luciano P. R.,  To love and to suffer: the development of the religious congregations of women in the Spanish Philippines, 1565-1898  (Manila { Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2005)

Siegfried, Regina, ASC, Missionaries more and more: the history of the China mission of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, 1933-1945 (Bloomington IN : Author House, 2005).

Urumpackal, Alex Paul,  Vocations in India. Volume 1: The religious women  (Kottayam : OIRS, 1986).

Yik-yi Chu, CindyThe Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921-1969  (Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).

Yik-yi Chu, Cindy The Chinese Sisters of the Precious Blood and the evolution of the Catholic Church  (Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).


Aubert, Suzanne,  Letters on the go: the correspondence of Suzanne Aubert. Edited and translated by Jessie Munro  (Wellington : Bridget Williams, 2009)

Barnard, Jill,  From humble beginnings: the story of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart in Victoria, 1890-2009  (Richmond, Vic. : Utber & Patullo, 2009)

Brady, Josephine Margaret, St Joseph’s island: Julian Tenison Woods and the Tasmanian Sisters of St Joseph  (Adelaide : ATF, 2012)

Brumm, Geoffrey,   Sent by the Word: 100 years of service by Divine Word Missionaries, 1896-1996, and Sister Servants of the Holy Spirit, 1899-1999 on Mainland New Guinea  (Papua New Guinea: Divine Word Missionaries, Holy Spirit Sisters, 1995).

Burley, Stephanie, ‘An overview of the historiography of women religious in Australia’, Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society 26:  (2005) pp. 46-30.

Christieson, Karin, In a hidden manner: the story of the Marist Sisters in Aotearoa-New Zealand  (Papatoetoe : Marist Sisters, 2011)

Clark, Mary RyllisLoreto in Australia  (Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 2009

Crowley, Marie, Women of the Vale: Perthville Josephites, 1872-1972  (Richmond, Vic. : Spectrum, 2002)

Edman, Penelope A., An audacious Aussie dream: Family Care Sisters’ story  (Strathfield, NSW : St Pauls, 2010)

Farquer, Aileen M., Through their eyes sharply: the cultural mission of the Sisters of St Joseph  (Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2008)

Flaherty, Teresa A.Crossings in Mercy: the story of the Sisters of Mercy Papua New Guinea, 1956-2006. (St Mary’s, S.A. : Openbook Howden, 2008)

Flannigan, Mary de Porres, Like a mustard seed: the history of the Sisters of Mercy, Wellington  (Wellington : SIsters of Mercy, 2009)

Fouhy, Helena M., One love, many faces: Brigidines in New Zealand, 1898-1998  (Masterton : Congregation of St Brigid, 1998)

Garaty, Janice, Providence provides: Brigidine Sisters in teh New South Wales province  (Sydney : University of New South Wales, 2013)

Gardiner, Paul, An extraordinary Australian: Mary MacKillop  (Newtown NSW : E. J. Dwyer, 1993)

Grant, Susannah,  Windows on a women’s world: the Dominican Sisters in Aotearoa New Zealand  (Dunedin : Otago University Press, 2017).

Gregory, Helen, Expressions of Mercy: Brisbane’s Mater Hospitals, 1906-2006  (St Lucia, Qld : University of Queensland, 2006)

Jacobs, Pat, ‘Free women on a savage frontier: St John of God Sisters on the Kimberley Pearling coast of Western Australia’, Australian Journal of Irish studies, IV, 159-267.

Killerby, Catherine Kovesi, Ursula Frayne: a biography  (Perth : University of Nortre Dame, Australia, 1996)

Kirk, Marcienne D., Remembering your mercy: Mother Mary Cecilia Maher & the first Sisters of Mercy in New Zealand, 1850-1880  (Auckland : Sisters of Mercy, 1998)

Kovesi, Catherine, Pitch your tents on distant shores: a history of the Sisters of the Good Shpherd in Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand and Tahiti  (Carringbah, NSW : Playright, 2006)

Lovell-Smith, Margaret, The enigma of Sister Mary Leo: the story behind New Zealand’s most famous singing teacher  (Auckland : Reed, 1998)

MacGinley, M. Rosa, Ancient tradition, new world: Dominican Sisters in Eastern Australia, 1867-1958  (Strathfield, NSW : St Pauls, 2009)

MacGinley, M.Rosa, A dynamic of hope: institutes of women religious in Australia  (Darlinghurst, NSW : Crossing Press, 2002)

MacGinley, M. RosaA lamp lit: history of the Poor Clares, Waverley, Australia, 1883 – 2004  (Strathfield, NSW : St Pauls, 2005)

MacGinley, M. Rosa, Presentation Sisters in Papua New Guinea 1966-2006  (Wagga Wagga : Triple D Books, 2008)

MacGinley, M. Rosa, ‘Nuns and Sisters – a question of historical evolution’, The Australasian Catholic Record 85: 3 (2008) pp. 301-9

MacKillop, Mary, Mary MacKillop and a nest of crosses: correspondence with Father Julian Tenison Woods, 1869-1872. Arranged and edited by Sheila McCreanor  (North Sydney : Sisters of St Joseph, 2010)

MacKillop, Mary, Mary MacKillop in challenging times, 1883-1899: a collection of letters.  Arranged and edited by Sheila McCreanor  (North Sydney : Sisters of St Joseph, 1996)

MacKillop, Mary, Mary MacKillop, on mission to her last breath: correspondence about the foundations of the Sisters of St Joseph in Aotearoa New Zealand in Mary’s final yearas, 1881-1909 . Arranged and edited by Sheila McCreanor  (North Sydney : Sisters of St Joseph, 2009)

McBride, Joan C., A constant gospel in a changing church: Marist Sisters in Fiji, 1892-1990  (Armidale, NSW : University of New England, 1991)

McBride, Joan C., When we are weak, then we are strong: a history of the Marist Sisters in Australia, 1907-1984  (Haberfield, NSW : Marist Sisters, 2006)

McGrath, Madeleine Sophie, These women: women religious in the history of Australia, the Sisters of Mercy of Parramatta, 1888-1988  (Kensington, NSW : University of New South Wales, 1990)

McGuirk, Maureen, Elizabeth McQuoin, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, Sydney, Australia, 1865: singing to the end of the service  (Carringbah, NSW : Playright, 2007)

McLay, Anne, Women on the move: Mercy’s triple spiral. A history of the Sisters of Mercy, Ireland to Argentina 1856-1880 to South Australia 1880  (Adelaide : Sisters of Mercy, 1996)

McLay, Anne, Women out of their sphere: a history of the Sisters of Mercy in Western Australia  (Northbridge,  WA : Vanguard, 1992)

Mijolla, Marie-Cécile de, Origins in Oceania: Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary, 1845-1931  (Rome : Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary, 1984)

Munro, Jessie, The story of Suzanne Aubert (Auckland : Auckland University, 1996).

Northey, Helen, Living the truth: the Dominican Sisters in South Australia, 1868-1958  (Adelaide : Flinders University, 1999)

O’Brien, Anne, God’s willing workers: women and religion in Australia (2005)

O’Connor, Heather, The challange of change: Mercy and Loreto Sisters in Ballarat, 1950-1980  (Ballan, Vic. : Connor Court, 2013)

O’Donoghue, Mary Xaverius, Mother Vincent Whitty: woman educator in a masculine society  (Parkville, Vic. : Melbourne University, 1972)

O’Donoghue, TomCome follow me and forsake temptation: Catholic schooling and the recruitment and retention of teachers for religious teaching orders, 1922–1965 (New York: Peter Lang, 2004)

O’Sullivan, M. M. K., ‘A cause of trouble’? : Irish nuns and English clerics  (Sydney : Crossing Press, 1995)

Rozier, Claude, Marie-Françoise Perroton: une figure de proue de la mission Mariste en Océanie  (Paris : Osmondes, 1997)

Smith, Susan, Call to mission: teh story of the Mission Sisters of Aotearoa New Zealand and Samoa  (Auckland : David Ling, 2010)

Strevens, Diane, In step with time: a history of the Sisters of St Joseph of Nazareth, Wanganui, New Zealand  (Auckland : David Ling, 2001)

Strevens, Diane, MacKillop women: the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, Aotearoa New Zealand, 1883-2006  (Auckland : David Ling, 2008)

Sturrock, Morna, Women of strength, women of gentleness: Brigidine Sisters, Victorian province  (Melbourne : David Lovell, 1995)

Trotter, Ann, Mary Potter’s Little Company of Mary: the New Zealand experience, 1914-2002  (Welington : Bridget Williams, 2003)

Walsh, Margaret, The Good Sams: Sisters of the Good Samaritan, 1857-1969  (Mulgrave, Vic. : John Garratt, 2001)

Whitty, M. Vincent, The correspondence of Mother Vincent Whitty, 1839 to 1892. Compiled and edited by Anne Hetherington and Pauline Smoothy  (Brisbane : University of Queensland, 2011)


Fritzer, Erica et al. (editors),  300 Jahre Englische Fräulein in Österreich: Wegereiterinnen moderner Frauenbildung  ([Wein : Holzhausen Druck], 2005).

Haszprunar, Adele,  Teilende Hände, heilende Hände: das caritative Wirken der Frauenorden und Kongregationen und die Soziale Frage in Wien, 1815-1914  (St Ottilien : EOS, 2009).

Schödl, Ingeborg,  Hildegard Burjan: Frau zwischen Politik und Kirche  Wien : Dom, 2008).


Billiart, Julie, The letters of Saint Julie Billiart, foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Traanslated and edited by Sisters Francis Rosner and Lucy Tinsley  (Rome : Gregorian University, 1974)

Blin de Bourdon, Françoise, The memoirs of MOther Frances Blin de Bourdon  (Westminster MD : Christian Classics, 1975)

Blin de Bourdon, Françoise, Selected letters of MOther Saint Joseph Blin de Bourndon.  Sister Mary Frances McCarthy translator and editor.  (Westminster MD : Christian Classics, 1990)

Cnockaert, Lucienne, Pierre-Joseph Triest, 1760-1836: le Vincent de Paul belge  (Louvain : Publications universitaires de Louvain, 1974)

De Ridder, Jozef,  ‘t zijn al geen heiligen die grote paternosters dragen: kleding van vrouwelijke religieuzen in de 19de en 20ste eeuw   (Brugge : L. Vanhaecke, 2002).

Hanoteau, Marie-Émilie,  Une grande nivelloise: Mère Gertrude (Justine Debille) fondatrice des Sœurs de l’Enfant Jésus de Nivelles  (Nivelles : Institut de l’Enfant Jésus, 1985).

Harline, Craig, The burdens of Sister Margaret: private lives in a seventeenth-century convent  (New York : Doubleday, 1994)

Hermans, Roeland, Suenens, Kristien, Christens, Ria and Vandenberghe, AnZusters in oorlog. Leven en lijden in het klooster tijdens de bezetting (Kalmthout: Pelckmans, 2021) (Review (in Dutch) by Luc De Munck)

LaCroix, Marie-Thérèse, L’Hôpital Saint-Nicolas du Bruille (Saint-André) à Tournai de sa fondation à sa mutation en cloître, env. 1230-1611  (Louvain : Institut d’Études médiévales, 1977)

LaCroix, Marie-Thérèse, La vie au monastère Saint-André de Tournai, 1611-1796  (Ramegnies-Chin : Religieuses de Saint-André, 1999)

LaCroix, Marie-Thérèse, La vie à Saint-André au XIXème siècle, 1796-1914  (Ramegnies-Chin : Religieuses de Saint-André, 2007)  contains material on the work of the sisters on teh CHannel Islands and in London

Marcélis, Anne-Dolorès, Sous le voile, le monde des religieuses cloîtrées au XXe siècle  (Ottignies : Quorum, 1997)

Moniales en Belgique et Luxembourg, du Moyen-Âge à nos jours: filles du silence  (Bastogne: Musée diocésain en Piconrue, 1998)

Scheerlinck, Karl,  Mère Jeanne (1824-1907): stichteres van de Zusters Dienstmaagden van de Heilige Harten van Jezus en Maria. Haar geestelijk en materieel erfgoed  (Antwerpen: Zusters Dienstmaagden van de Heilige Harten van Jezus en Maria, 2007).

Segers, Yves,  Zusters in het wit: de gasthuiszusters Augustinessen van Boom, 1846-1996, 150 jaar ziekenzorg in de Rupelstreek  (Leuven: KADOC, 1996).

Strobbe, Karel & Suenens, Kristien, Zusters Kindsheit Jesu, 1835-2010  (Leuven: KADOC, 2010)

Suenens, KristienHumble women, powerful nuns: a female struggle for autonomy in a men’s church (Leuven: KADOC, 2020).

Suenens, Kristien & De Staercke, Anneleen, Eén van hart en één van ziel: geschiedenis van de Gasthuiszusters-Augustinessen van Lier, 1130-2005  (Leuven: KADOC, 2005)

Timmermans, Ruth, Het Convent van Betlehem: een half millennium vrouwelijke spiritualiteit en bedrijvigheid   (Leuven : KADOC, 2000)

Vanderstraeten, Raf & Preneel, Marij, 175 jaar Zusters der Christlijke Scholen Vorselaar  (Leuven : KADOC, 1996)

Vromen, Suzanne, Hidden children of the Holocaust: Belgian nuns and their daring rescue of young Jews from the Nazis  (Oxford : OUP, 2008)


Belanger, Dina, Autobiography of Dina Belanger (Mother Marie Sainte-Cecile de Rome) Religious of Jesus & Mary (Canada: Religious of Jesus and Mary, 1984)

Bruno-Jofré, Rosa, ‘Memories (In)forming the Present: Interrogating the past in a Process of Renewal with t.he Missionary Oblate Sisters of Manitoba, a Francophone Teaching Congregation’, in, Canadian Historical Consciousness in an International Context: theoretical Frameworks, (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2001).

Bruno-Jofré, RosaThe Missionary Oblate Sisters: mission and vision  (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005)

D’Allaire, Micheline, Vingt ans de crise chez les religieuses du Québec, 1960-1980  (Montréal: Bergeron, 1984)

D’Allaire, Micheline, Les communautés religieuses de Montréal. Tome 1: Les communautés et l’assistance sociale à Montréal, 1659-1900. Tome 2: Les communautés religieuses et l’éducation à Montréal, 1657-1900  (Montréal: Méridien, 1997-2002)

Danylewycz, Marta, Taking the veil: an alternative to marriage, motherhood and spinsterhood in Quebec, 1940-1920  (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1987)

Dumont, Micheline,  Les couventines: l’éducation des filles au Québec dans les congrégations religieuses  (Montréal: Boréal, 1986).

Gauthier, Chantal,  Femmes sans frontières: l’histoires des Sœurs Missionnaires de l’Immaculée-Conception, 1902-2007  (Montréal : Carte blanche, 2008).

Goulet, Denise,  Quand l’amour tisse une vie: Mère Marie du Sacré-Cœur (Frédérica Giroux) , fondatrice des Sœurs Missionnaires du Christ-Roi  (Montréal : Carte Blanche, 2008).

Gray, ColleenThe Congrégation de Notre-Dame, Superiors, and the Paradox of Power, 1693-1796 (2007)

Hüwelmeier, Gertrud, ‘”Nach Amerika!” Schwestern ohne Grenzen’, L’Homme 16 (2005) 2, 97-115

Jean, Marguerite, Évolution des communautés religieuses de femmes au Canada de 1639 à nos jours  (Montréal : Fides, 1977)

Jones, Marshall B. and Elizabeth Rapley, ‘Behavioral contagion and the rise of convent education in France’, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 31 (2001) 4, 489-521

Juteau, Danielle & Laurin, Nicole, Un métier et une vocation: le travail des religieuses au Québec de 1901 à 1971  (Montréal: Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 1996)

Lahaise, Robert, Les édifices conventuels du Vieux Montréal  (Montréal: Hurtubise, 1980)

Laperle, Dominique, ‘De soeur Marie-Achille à soeur Marie-Zozime: L’usage des prénoms masculins chez les Soeurs des Saints Noms de Jésus et de Marie (1844-1969)’, Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française (2007) pp. 355-72.

Laperle, Dominique, ‘”Une parole de Dieu fraîchement exprimée”: Fondements, usages et représentations du musée scolaire dans les pensionnats de filles des Soeurs des Saints Noms de Jésus et de Marie (1843-1981)’, Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation (2007)

Laperrière, Guy, Les congrégations religieuses: de la France au Québec, 1880-1914.  Tome 1: Premières bourrasques, 1880-1900. Tome 2: Au plus fort de la tourmente, 1901-1904. Tome 3: Vers les eaux plus calmes, 1905-1914  (Sainte-Foy: Presses de l’Université Laval, 1996-2005)

Laperrière, Guy, Histoire des communautés religieuses au Québec  (Montréal : VLB, 2013)

Laurin, Nicole; Juteau, Danielle & Duchesne, Lorraine, Ä la recherche d’un monde oublié: les communautés religieuses de femmes au Québec de 1900 à 1970  (Montréal : Le Jour, 1991)

Lavallée, Madeleine & Valcour, Pierre, Les communautés religieuses au Québec: il était une fois la foi  (Québec : Septontrion, 2009)

Little, Anne M., ‘Cloistered Bodies: Convents in the Anglo-American Imagination in the British Conquest of Canada’, Eighteenth Century Studies, 39 (2006), 187-200.

Manuel, Paul Christopher, Lawrence C. Reardon, Clyde Wilcox, editors, The Catholic Church and the Nation-State: Comparative Perspectives (2006)

McMurtie, Rita,  Marquée du signe de l’accueil: Sœur Marie Thomas d’Aquin, fondatrice de la Congrégation des Sœurs de l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc  (Ottawa: Institut Jeanne d’Arc, 1996).

Raguin, Yves,  Au-delà de son rêve: Tétreault  (Montréal : Fides, 1991).

Rink, Deborah, Spirited women: a history of Catholic Sisters in British Columbia  (Vancouver : Sisters’ Association of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, 2000)

Robillard, Denise,  Emilie Tavernier Gamelin  (Montréal : Meredien, 1988).

Robillard, Denise,  La traversée du Saguenay: cent ans d’éducation. sœurs de Notre-Dame du Bon Conseil de Chicoutimi  (Montréal : Bellarmin, 1994).

Robillard, Denise,  Aventurières de l’ombre, de l’obéissance au discernement: les missions des Sœurs de la Providence, 1962-1997  (Outremont PQ : Carte Blanche, 2001).

Ross, Alec,  Walking in hope: Sisters of Providence of St Vincent de Paul, 1961-2006  (Kingston, Ont. : Sisters of Providence of St Vincent de Paul, 2007).

Ross, Sheila, ‘Faithful Companions of Jesus in the field of education in Brandon Manitoba, 1883-1895’, Canadian Catholic Historical Association Historical Studies 71 (2004).

Rousseau, François,  Croix et le scalpel: les Augustines de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Québec. Tome 1:1639-1892.  Tome 2: 1892-1989.  (Sillery PQ : Septontrion, 1989-1994).

Skidmore, Colleen, ‘Photography in the convent: Grey Nuns, Québec, 1861’, Histoire Sociale / Social History 35 (2002) 70, 279-310

Smyth, Elizabeth M., ‘Writing the History of Women Religious in Canada (1996-2001)’, International Journal of Canadian Studies, 23 (2001), pp. 205-212.

Smyth, Elizabeth, ed., Changing Habits: Women’s Religious Orders in Canada (Canada: Novalis Publications, 2007).

Smyth, Elizabeth, ‘Preserving Habits: Archival Research Wtihin Communities of English Canadian Women Religious’, in A Century Stronger – Women’s History in Canada 1900-2000 edited by S Cook, L McLean and K O’rourke (Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queen’s Press, 2000).

Smyth, Elizabeth, ‘Professionalization Among the Professed: The Case of Roman Catholic Women Religious’, in Challenging Professions: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Women’s Professional Work edited by Elizabeth Smyth, Sandra Acker, Sandra Bourne and Alison Prentice (Toronto: University of Toronto, 1999), pp. 234-254.

Spicer, Andrew and Sarah Hamilton, (eds.), Defining the Holy: the Delineation of Sacred Space (2005)


De Cant, Genevieve et al,  A world of independent women, from the 12th century to the present day: the Flemish beguinages  (Riverside Ct USA: Luciole Guides, 2003).

De Maeyer, Jan et al. (editors),  Religious institutes in Western Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries  (Leuven : KADOC, 2004).

De Maeyer, J., H.-H. Ewers, R. Ghesquière, M. Manson, P. Pinsent and P. QuaghebeurReligion, children’s literature and modernity in Western Europe, 1750-2000 (Leuven : KADOC, 2005).

Donovan, GraceItalian Women on Holy Ground (privately printed history of Holy Union Sisters, contact Sancta Unione dei Suori Cuori, Casa Generealizia, Viale Aurelia Saffi 28, 00152 Rome, Italy).

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