Josephine Elizabeth Butler

(1828—1906) social reformer and women's activist

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social reformer. Her main interest was in the reclamation of prostitutes and the suppression of the ‘white slave’ trade. Her activity was based on a life of almost continuous prayer, in which she took as her model St Catherine of Siena, of whom she published a Life in 1878. In CW, feast day, 30 May.

Subjects: Religion — History.

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