Dear Steve et al:
I wonder if you heard from anyone re the Abbess of Kildare?
Not my particular line so forgive me if this is inappropriate - there have
been several films made by the Canadian National Film Board on The Goddess
- _The Burning Times_ (Mediaeval witch hunts), _The Goddess Remembered_
and another ... forget titles. One of these featured interview with
nuns in Ireland, and looked at the gradual removal of power from convent
orders as the patriarchy tightened its grip. I recall some mention of the
great power of early Irish abbesses. Anyone got their facts straight on
all this to discuss here?
I can go look it all up, if there's interest but no information ...