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Deaconesses in Europe and their Lessons for Americ

Objections met and suggestions offered


DEACONESSES IN PARIS.

Deaconess Home on Rue de Reuilly--Situation--School-- Hospital--House of Correction--Preparatory school-- Instruction--Prison mission--Mademoiselle Dumas--Expenses of house--Its founders--Deaconess house on Rue Bridaine-- Character of work--Duties of the Sisters--Their consecration-- Importance of parish deaconesses 120

CHAPTER X.

DEACONESSES IN ENGLAND.

Early beginnings--The Puritans--Cambridge Platform--Southey's complaint--Mrs. Fry--Fliedner--Florence Nightingale--Agnes Jones--Distinction between "sister" and "deaconess"-- Institutions in Church of England--Garb--Ceremonies-- Self-denying lives--Dr. Laseron's institutions and others-- Prison mission of Mrs. Meredith--The Sisters of the People 142

CHAPTER XI.

MILDMAY INSTITUTIONS.

Rev. W. Pennefather--Sketch of his life--Building of hall and deaconess home at Mildmay--Conference hall--Nursing hall-- Mission and hospital at Bethnal Green--The deaconesses--Their training--Expense--Expenses of institution 166

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XII.

DEACONESSES IN SCOTLAND.

Church of Scotland--Organization of woman's work--Report of committees--Scheme--Adoption--Women's Guild--Women-workers' Guild--Deaconesses--Training--Syllabus of lectures-- Presbyterian Church of England and Ireland Page 189

CHAPTER XIII.

THE DEACONESS CAUSE IN AMERICA.

German Lutherans--Fliedner visits America--Philadelphia-- Mother-house of Deaconesses--Deaconesses in the Episcopal Church--Among the Presbyterians--The Methodist Episcopal Church--Deaconess-home in Chicago--Action of General Conference--Fields of work 204

CHAPTER XIV.

THE MEANS OF TRAINING AND THE FIELD OF WORK FOR DEACONESSES IN AMERICA.

Advantages of the Home and Training-school--Field of work--In hospitals--Insane asylums--Infant-schools--Teachers--The Home-mission deaconess--Her work in London--Similar work needed in cities of the United States 228

CHAPTER XV.

OBJECTIONS MET AND SUGGESTIONS OFFERED.

Objection that deaconesses resemble Catholic nuns--Their influence--Numbers in different orders--Order of Charles-- Objection to garb--Its advantages--Objection to the life answered--Opinion of Bryce concerning American women--Women of Methodism--Advice to candidates--Associates--The Church commended by its deeds 247


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