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  • n. Plural form of foundress.


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  • This may explain the spare tombstone of Agnes of Hergenheim, one of the two foundresses of Unterlinden.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • The spiritual intuitions of the founders and foundresses, especially of those who have significantly marked the path of religious life throughout the centuries, have always given great importance to obedience.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Indeed, the history of the Church is perhaps most beautifully portrayed through the history of her schools of spirituality, most of which stem from the saintly lives of founders and foundresses.

    Archive 2008-04-20

  • Charisms are bestowed by the Holy Spirit, who inspires founders and foundresses, and shapes Congregations with a subsequent spiritual heritage.

    Archive 2008-04-20

  • Towering figures, like Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and other founders and foundresses, with great tenacity and foresight, laid the foundations of what is today a remarkable network of parochial schools contributing to the spiritual well-being of the Church and the nation.

    Archive 2008-04-13

  • My sister Paula of the Eucharist is from the Bettendorf Carmel as well as one of the foundresses of the Lake Elmo Carmel, she is still alive, though suffering greatly.

    Archive 2006-12-17

  • I think we do owe the original Sisters of St. Joseph a debt of gratitude, and the sister you described as seems she was one who remained loyal to the foundresses' charism and thus, the charism of the order.

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  • When the dominant male at a manakin lek dies, one of the subordinate males who assisted him inherits his position; ditto for the subordinate foundresses at a wasp nest.

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  • Again, multiple paper wasps for instance, Polistes may found a nest together, and typically only the dominant foundress rears fertile offspring; the other foundresses are often, but not always, related to her.

    Behe Disproves Irreducible Complexity - The Panda's Thumb

  • Gertrude and others, and the chosen line of foundresses of religious orders -- these too have ruled the borderland, and their influence, direct or indirect, has all been in the same direction, for pacification and not for strife, for high aspiration and heavenly-mindedness, for faith and hope and love and self-devotion, and all those things for want of which the world is sick to death.

    The Education of Catholic Girls


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