The Magdalen Girls

Author: V.S. Alexander
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 1496706137
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Told with candor, compassion, and vivid historical detail, The Magdalen Girls is a masterfully written novel of life within the era’s notorious institutions—and an inspiring story of friendship, hope, and unyielding courage.

The Magdalen Martyrs

Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429902359
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Lucifer took particular delight in tormenting those two, would tell them that God
had forsaken them, and the only thing those girls had was a simple faith. The she
-devil systematically eroded that. She used a blunt scissors to hack off the tresses
of one and refused to allow the other to wash so she stank to high heaven, if you'
ll excuse the pun. All those girls had was each other, no hope of any life after,
with just misery every single day, and if you separated them, then they were

Kathy S Story

Author: Kathy O'Beirne
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781840189681
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Kathy O'Beirne's earliest memories are of being battered and sexually abused.

Making Amends

Author: Linda Radzik
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199888310
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were either punished or strongly pressured to remain by the nuns and priests,
who would emphasize the gravity of the women's sins and the threat of hellfire
should they fall prey to the temptations of the outside world.48 In practice, the
most reliable methods for exiting a Magdalen asylum were to be expelled for
outrageous behavior49 or to be released to a family member. Since their families
frequently wanted nothing more to do with these girls and women and since the
nuns ...

The Magdalen

Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473510228
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The girls lined one side of the hall, the fellahs the other, all too shy and too sober
to cross the floor yet. She recognized a few of her old schoolpals: Teresa O'Kelly;
Fidelma; Anna, who was with her boyfriend; Carmel Quinn, winking at her as they
passed. She could sense that she had aroused their curiosity, and said hello
briefly as Con led her over to a group of fellahs in the corner. They were
arranging a football match for the following Tuesday and she felt awkward and
shy standing ...

Report Of The Committee On One Parent Families

Author: Great Britain. Committee on One-Parent Families
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Most of the Magdalen girls who were in two-parent families seem likely to have
come from among the relatively few unhappy or neglectful or delinquent or
psychologically broken but complete homes ; and the relatively large number of
delinquent girls who were not living with both parents seem likely to have come
from the minority of one-parent families which, through personality or other
difficulties, are unable to protect a child sufficiently from damaging effects of the
break-up of her ...

Sessional Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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This Magdalen study seems to illustrate the thesis that while all oneparent
families are specially disadvantaged in various ways, it is only a small proportion
of them that produces the kind of stresses that had harmed very many of the
Magdalen girls. A major point was “the nearly universal evidence of grossly
disturbed family life". Most of the Magdalen girls who were in two-parent families
seem likely to have come from among the relatively few unhappy or neglectful or
delinquent or ...

The Taster

Author: V.S. Alexander
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 1496712285
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Chilling in its realism, his work depicts the improprieties long abandoned by the Catholic Church and only recently acknowledged. Fans of the book and film Philomena will want to read this.” --Library Journal

Taming Passion For The Public Good

Author: Mark E. Kann
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814764673
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The Magdalen Society set up chapters in several cities, with the goal of saving
women who had strayed from the path of virtue but who now sought to find a path
back to righteousness. Society members viewed the fallen woman as someone
who was “more sinned against than a sinner herself.” They transformed the
image of the fallen woman from that of a “wicked woman” to that of an innocent or
perhaps “impressionable girl.”87 In some cities, the Magdalen Society provided
an ...