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Catholic Sisters in the West on Access Utah Tuesday

Anne M. Butler, Across God's Frontier, Catholic Sisters, Nuns

 The last of the Sisters of Saint Benedict are leaving Ogden, headed back to their home in Minnesota. The women are leaving a legacy, including a hospital they built. There's a new book out about Catholic sisters much like the St. Benedict sisters, who first traveled to America's west to provide social services, education and medicine. 
In  "Across God's Frontiers" Anne Butler writes about the ways sisters challenged the ideas of women, work and religion in the west, and says religious life was a vehicle to give women power and agency. 

We discuss the book with Butler for the hour.