Augusta Theodosia Drane
Augusta Theodosia Drane (
29 December 1823– 29 April 1894) was an English writer. Born at Bromley, near Bow and brought up in the Anglicancreed, she was influenced by the Tractarianteaching at Torquayand joined the Roman Catholic Churcharound 1850.
She wrote, and published anonymously, an essay questioning the morality of
Tractarianism, which was attributed to John Henry Newman. In 1852, after a prolonged stay in Rome, she joined the third order of St. Dominic, to which she belonged for over forty years. She was prioressof Stone Convent, Staffordshire, where she died, aged 70.
Her chief works in prose and verse are: "The History of
Saint Dominic" (1857; enlarged edition, 1891); "The Life of St Catherine of Siena" (1880; 2nd ed., 1899); "Christian Schools and Scholars" (1867); "The Knights of St John" (1858); "Songs in the Night" (1876); and the "Three Chancellors" (1859), a sketch of the lives of William of Wykeham, William of Waynfleteand Sir Thomas More.
A complete list of her writings is given in the "Memoir of Mother Francis Raphael, O.SD., Augusta Theodosia Drane", edited by B. Wilberforce, O.P. (London, 1895).
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