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Lifelong Learning Lecture: Spiritual Midwifery: The Sisters of Maternal Charity in Metz, France Against the Catholic Church

Dr. Morag Martin, Associate Professor of History, studies the tensions inherent in midwifery education in the nineteenth century. This talk on February 15, 6-7 pm, McCue Auditorium, will focus on how religion and midwifery both clashed and coexisted.

Until the 1930s the Catholic church either banned or frowned on religious congregations who practiced midwifery, tying this work to the sins of the flesh. The Sisters of Maternal Charity in Metz were the only congregation to mix religious calling and midwifery with success during the nineteenth century and even managed to gain papal recognition. Dr. Martin studies the tensions inherent in midwifery education in the nineteenth century and in this talk will focus on how religion and midwifery both clashed and coexisted.

Community members, faculty, staff and students are invited to attend this free lecture from 6 to 7 pm on February 15, in the Liberal Arts Building, McCue Auditorium. For more information about the series and/or to register, visit: alumni.brockport.edu/events or contact The Division of Advancement at 395-2451.

contact: Jason Dauenhauer, Director, Multigenerational Engagement, jdauenha@brockport.edu
submitted: Tue, Jan 30, 2018 by jdauenha
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