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The Resource Thank you, St. Jude : women's devotion to the patron saint of hopeless causes, Robert A. Orsi

Thank you, St. Jude : women's devotion to the patron saint of hopeless causes, Robert A. Orsi

Label
Thank you, St. Jude : women's devotion to the patron saint of hopeless causes
Title
Thank you, St. Jude
Title remainder
women's devotion to the patron saint of hopeless causes
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Orsi
Title variation
Thank you, Saint Jude
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • St. Jude, patron saint of hopeless causes, is the most popular saint of the American Catholic laity, particularly among women. This fascinating book describes how the cult of St. Jude originated in 1929, traces the rise in Jude's popularity over the next decades, and investigates the circumstances that led so many Catholic women to feel hopeless and to turn to St. Jude for help
  • Robert A. Orsi tells us that the women who were drawn to St. Jude - daughters and granddaughters of immigrants from southern and eastern Europe and Ireland - were the first generations of Catholic women to make lives for themselves outside of their ethnic enclaves. Orsi explores the ambitions and dilemmas of these women as they dealt with the pressures of the Depression and the Second World War, made modern marriages for themselves, entered the workplace, took care of relatives in their old neighborhoods, and raised children in circumstances very different from those of their mothers and grandmothers. Drawing on testimonies written in the periodicals devoted to St. Jude and on interviews with women who felt their lives were changed by St. Jude's intervention, Orsi shows how devotion to St. Jude enabled these women to negotiate their way amid the conflicting expectations of their two cultures - American and Catholic
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orsi, Robert A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jude
  • Jude
  • Judas
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic women
  • United States
  • RELIGION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Catholic women
  • Cults
  • United States
  • Heiligenverering
  • Vrouwen
  • Heiligenverehrung
  • Religiöses Leben
  • USA
Label
Thank you, St. Jude : women's devotion to the patron saint of hopeless causes, Robert A. Orsi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"From South Chicago to heaven": the making of the national shrine of Saint Jude -- Hopeless causes and things despaired of -- Imagining women -- "I recognize Him when he turns": women imagining Jude -- "She would tell me her troubles, and I mine": hagiography as stories in two voices -- Healings -- "There's miracles, and miracles, and miracles": the cult of hopeless causes
Control code
ocm47008047
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 303 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300162691
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt114frr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47008047
Label
Thank you, St. Jude : women's devotion to the patron saint of hopeless causes, Robert A. Orsi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"From South Chicago to heaven": the making of the national shrine of Saint Jude -- Hopeless causes and things despaired of -- Imagining women -- "I recognize Him when he turns": women imagining Jude -- "She would tell me her troubles, and I mine": hagiography as stories in two voices -- Healings -- "There's miracles, and miracles, and miracles": the cult of hopeless causes
Control code
ocm47008047
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 303 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300162691
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt114frr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47008047

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