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Sisterhood is . . . (Well) Complicated by Carol P. Christ

When I was a girl, the women in the neighborhood looked out for each other, and my mother had a wide circle of women friends. My grandmother lived nearby, and she and my mother spoke on the telephone nearly every day. 898 more words

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What Does Mother’s Day Mean in a Patriarchal and Matricidal Culture? by Carol P. Christ

When we seek immortality or spiritual “rebirth,” are we not saying that there is something wrong with the “birth” that was given to us through the body of our mothers? 971 more words

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A Tale of Two Sisters and a Daughter and Niece by Carol P. Christ

This continues the story I began last week. Catherina is my 2x great-grandmother; Agnes is my 2x great-aunt; Johanetta is my first cousin, 3x removed, and my step-2x great-grandmother; Henry is my 2x great-grandfather. 1,465 more words

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A Tale of Two Sisters by Carol P. Christ

When I first returned from my ancestor quest in Germany, I fell ill with a bad cold and cough and had little physical energy. For two weeks I lived in the dreamtime, communicating with the ancestors and trying to make sense of the information about their lives I had discovered. 1,790 more words

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The Pope Punts and Catholics Vote with Their Feet by Carol P. Christ

Reading the recently released papal letter “The Joy of Love,” I was surprised to see that it opens a “new” discussion of marriage and the family with a very old patriarchal trope from Psalm 128: 1,051 more words

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An Illegitimate Child in Mecklenburg, 1850 by Carol P. Christ

I am Carol Patrice Christ, born in Pasadena, California, daughter of Janet Claire Bergman, born in El Paso, Texas, daughter of Lena Marie Searing, born in Lyons, Michigan, daughter of Dora Sophia Bahlke, born in Alma, Michigan, daughter of Maria Sophia Catherina Hundt, born in Parum, Mecklenburg, daughter of Catherina Sophia Elisabeth Schoppenhauer, born in Pogress, Mecklenburg, daughter of Anna Sophia Seehasse, born about 1770 in Zulow, Mecklenburg, … 1,241 more words

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