Author Tags: Religion, Women

As the main book review columnist in Victoria during the 1970s, the antiquated stylist and conservative Anglophile E.D. Ward-Harris published an appreciative portrait of Reverend Mother Cecilia Mary of Victora entitled A Nun Goes to the Dogs: A Biography of Mother Cecilia Mary, O.S.B. (Toronto: Collins, 1969; Sono Nis, 1977). Having worked in church with children and the poor for 50 years, Mother Cecilia Mary, at age 71, opened a shelter for abandoned animals for which she was, reputedly, threatened with excommunication by the Vatican. She made her case public and maintained the shelter for at least another 18 years.

[BCBW 2004] "Women" "Religion"