Resources on Elizabeth Hayes and the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.
Ahles, Veronica (Sr M. Assumpta) osf, “The Missionary Dream of Mother Mary Ignatius Hayes”. MA, St. Louis, 1968. [Copy held in the Kedron Archives]
Ahles, Veronica (Sr M. Assumpta) osf. In the Shadow of His Wings: A History of the Franciscan Sisters. St Paul, MN: The North Central Publishing Company, 1977.
Byrne, Helene ed., Love Counts Nothing Hard …Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. Generalate edn. Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA: Jostens Printing & Publishing, 1994.
Byrne, Helene ed., Passageways: Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. Rome: MFIC, 1995. [Contains 21 articles contributed by different Sisters. e.g. Sr M. Cuthbert McCarthy, “Elizabeth Hayes – a Woman of Her Time. An Examination of the History of Victorian England and an Attempt by an Englishwoman to Trace Its Influence on Mother Mary Ignatius Hayes, 1823-1894”. Bandille, Marian. “The Annals of Our Lady of the Angels – a Glimpse into the Person of Mother Mary Ignatius”.
Cahalane, Eileen. History of the Immaculate Conception Province. Boston, MA: MFIC, 1994.
Chaffee, Angelica S. “Memories of the Life and Works of Mother Mary Ignatius of Jesus, Foundress of the Institute of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception”. MFIC Generalate Archives, Rome. Box 13, section B, folder 5, 1912. [In this work, Chaffee used not only Elizabeth’s Diary but also her own Diary written 1880/81. Archived in Rome, B. Folder 1, item 36. Digital copy available in 2015.]
Chaffee, Angelica S. “A Fifty Years Retrospect. Mother M. Ignatius.” Archival typed copy with last date given 1904 & a reference to Australian mission so after 1930. [A loose-leaf typed copy in Kedron archives. 1894 + 50 = 1944 but …]
Chaffee, Angelica S., ‘Diary’ – 1880-1881 original in MFIC Generalate arhives, Rome, B. Folder. Item 36. Digital typed copy available from Generalate, Rome, or Sr Shaw, Kedron.
Cochrane, Sr. M. Dolores osf, draft of “In the Beginning”, a chapter in her work – Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. Glasgow, 1994. [Dolores shared her draft with Francine but died before finishing the work. Secular scholar, John Watts, took over from her.]
Condon, Sr. M. Winifred, ed. 1873-1973: To Everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. Newton, MA, USA; MFIC, 1973. [History of Belle Prairie, international story, work of the Annals of Our Lady of the Angels, & illustrations of USA ministries.]
De Breffny, Brian. Unless the Seed Die. The Life of Elizabeth Hayes (Mother M. Ignatius O.S.F.). Foundress of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. Rome: Don Bosco Press, 1980.
Eagar, Irene F. The Nun of Kenmare. Cork: The Mercier Press, 1970.
Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. Celebrating 150 Years in Glasgow: 1847-1997. Glasgow: Franciscan Sisters & Milton Press, 1997.
Gagnon, Georges-Henri, s.c. Je desire mon Dieu … Montreal, Canada: MFIC, 1983. [A shorter French Version of Unless the Seed Die called “I desire my God”. Preface by Canadian Provincial, Sr Lucienne Lavertu. Book divided into History & Spirituality.]
Hayes, Elizabeth (Mother M. Ignatius) ed. Annals of Our Lady of the Angels, 1874-94. An 1894 Annal’s page in the illustration represents the Franciscan journal published by the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, first in MN and later elsewhere.
Hayes, Elizabeth. ‘Diary of Sister Mary Ignatius Hayes’. Manuscript. MFIC Generalate Archives, Section B, folder 3, n.d. [Photo shows Archival typed copy of Diary of MMI. MFIC Kedron Archives.]
Kirwin, Sr. M. Quentin, Papua New Guinea: The Ride of my Life. Ourimbah, NSW, Bookbound Publishing, 2007.
McEvoy, Sr M. Agatha, A Short Life of Mother Mary Elizabeth Lockhart and Brief History of Her Franciscan Sisters. London: Quick & Co, 1959.
MFIC’s Celebrate 80 Years in Australia: Stories to Celebrate … Kedron, MFIC, 2010.
Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception 1873-1973. Illustrated Generalate edn. Rome: MFIC, 1973.
Mother Mary Ignatius – Foundress of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, 1823-1894. By a Sister of the Institute. Rome: Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, 1954. (The Blue Book.) [Blue book again, now with hard cover; used in my novitiate from 1959.]
Mother Mary Ignatius of Jesus (Elizabeth Hayes). Foundress of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception by a Sister of the Congregation. Boston, Mass. Mission Church Press, 1950. (The 1st thin Blue Book)
Norton, Sr. A. F. ‘A History of the Community of St Mary the Virgin, Wantage: Foundation and Early Development’. MA thesis, Oxford, 1974.
O’Callaghan, Sr. M. Agnella, The Story of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception in Australia an d New Guinea. West End, Brisbane, Aust., Clark & Mackay Printers, 1971.
Pax et Bonum : In Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the opening of … Belle Prairie, MN, 1873 by MMI. Appears printed in USA & in 1949 or 1950.[Booklet says diamond jubilee (60 years I thought). 1873 +75 = 1948. Photo shows that when booklet was printed 20 sisters were in the BP community. Reference to around time that log cabin is restored. It says, Sisters labored here in BP from 1873-1888, & from 1910 to ‘present’ = 1949/50. Near the end, list of superiors of BP since 1911. M. M. Peter 1911-13; Columba 1913-19; Anselm 1919-25; Cornelia 1925-28; Evangela 1928-31; Anselm 1931-42; Prudentia 1942-49; ‘present’ Mother M. Edward – she could have taken over leadership during 1949.
Power, Sheridan, et al. Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception 1873-1973. Italy, Egypt, England, Ireland. Rome: MFIC, 1973.
Scanlan, J. & Gallant, A. eds. “I Desire My God.” Aitape, PNG; MFIC,1985. [I was told in 1989 that Srs Jo Scanlan & Anna Gallant wrote this booklet (in controlled English) based on the Canadian Book in French, “I desire my God” & Sr Camille Sarno’s notes.]
Schofield, Nicholas. William Lockhart: First Fruits of the Oxford Movement . Leominster, Herefordshire, UK, Gracewing, 2011. [Author acknowledges help provided by MFIC Sisters Ingham & Shaw re sections on Elizabeth Lockhart & Elizabeth Hayes.]
Shaw, Pauline J. (Sr. M. Francine), ed. Following Elizabeth Hayes – Pilgrim’s Guide. 4 vols. Guernsey, Oxford, Wantage, London. International Charism Renewal Programme. Brisbane, Qld: MFIC, 1st edn 1994, 3rd edn 2008.
Shaw, Pauline J. mfic, Phd. Index for Unless the Seed Die: The Life of Elizabeth Hayes (Mother M. Ignatius O.S.F.). In-house circulation, 2008.
Shaw, Pauline J., ‘Mission Through Journalism: Elizabeth Hayes and the Annals of Our Lady of the Angels’. PhD Thesis, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane campus, 2006.
Shaw, Pauline J., ‘Mother Elizabeth Hayes’ chapter 18 in English Catholic Heroines. Leominster, Herefordshire, UK, Gracewing, 2009.
Shaw, Pauline J., Companion to the Diary: Sister Mary Ignatius of Jesus (Elizabeth Hayes). Brisbane, Qld: MFIC & Parish Youth Ministry Services, 1996.
Shaw, Pauline J., ed. Diary. Sister Mary Ignatius of Jesus (Elizabeth Hayes). Brisbane, Qld: Rapid Offset Pty Ltd & MFIC, 1995.
Shaw, Pauline J., Elizabeth Hayes: Pioneer Franciscan Journalist. Leominster, Herefordshire, UK, Gracewing, 2009.
Sherry, Sr M. Edward, ed. Centenial Commemorative Volume: The Annals of Our Lady of the Angels 1874-1974. Tenafly, NJ: MFIC with Freeman & De Troy Corporation, 1974.
Soeurs Franciscanines Missionnaires De L’Immaculee Conception 1873-1973. Canada, MIFC, 1974. [History of the different MFIC convents in Canada, photos of Canadians working in PNG & centennial celebrations in Canada.]
The Subject of my Prayers. (Simple B & W in-house booklet with quotations from Elizabeth Hayes’ Diary.) Formation Meeting in Rome, 1991. Upgraded by Sr. Noela Leamy to colour- illustration booklet, 1992.
Watts, John. A Canticle of Love: The Story of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. Edinburgh: John Donald, 2006. [No consultation with MFICs. We disagree with one part on Elizabeth Hayes.]