Margaret Anna Cusack

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Margaret Anna Cusack (6 May 1832 – 5 June 1899) was in order, an Irish Anglican nun, then a Roman Catholic nun and, later, a Religious Sister, as well as being the foundress of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace.

Emigrants Leave Ireland, engraving by Henry Doyle (1827–1893), from Mary Frances Cusack's Illustrated History of Ireland, 1868.

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  • I assert that the first, and fundamental right of every woman is to be allowed the free exercise of her own belief; and that free exercise is not allowed when she is in any way restrained either moral...
    Margaret Anna Cusack (1829-1899), U.S. author and founder of Sisters for Peace. From Woman's Work in Modern Society (1874?). As quoted in Past and Pro...
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