Augusta Theodosia Drane; Mother Francis Raphael

Dominican writer, born Bromley, near London, England, 1823; died Stone, Staffordshire, England, 1894. Originally a member of the Church of England, she was influenced by the Tractarian movement and became a Catholic in 1850. She entered the Third Order of Saint Dominic at Clifton in 1852, and the following year was professed at Stone where she remained for forty years, devoting much of her time to writing, and being prioress from 1872 until her death. Some of her works include: "Christian Schools and Scholars," "The Morality of Tractarianism," "Life of Saint Dominic," "Catholic Legends and Stories," "Knights of Saint John," "History of Saint Catherine of Siena," and "Three Chancellors, Wykeham, Waynflete, and More."

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