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Fanny's father, Ethan Allen, was a theist. He wrote "Reason: The Only Oracle Of Man, A Compendious System Of Natural Religion" . He considered reason to be the oracle to a God that he aknowledged. DLaub 10:38, 9 November 2006 (UTC)
- Merged Frances Allen (nun) with this article. Will replace Frances Allen with a disambigutation page. Student7 16:47, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
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The Sisters of Saint Joseph and the RELIGIOUS HOSPITALIERS OF SAINT JOSEPH are NOT related. The Religious Hospitalers of Saint Joseph were founded in La Fleche, France by Venerable Jerome Le Royer de la Dauversiere and Venerable Marie de la Ferre. They were founded after Jerome Le Royer had a vision commanding him to found a colony in the New World (Ville Marie, now Montreal), build a hospital there (The Hotel Dieu) and have it staffed by nuns which he would found (Religious Hospitaliers of St. Joseph). The Religious Hospitaliers of Saint Joseph are not related to the Saints of Saint Joseph founded by the Servant of God Jean Pierre Medaille. Jerome Le Royer founded his order in 1636, and in 1659 the first of these Sisters arrived in Ville Marie to take over the running of the Hotel Dieu which had been founded by the Servant of God Jeanne Mance.22.214.171.124 11:30, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
- Whoops. I see what editor was talking about. Linking to wrong article! Will try to construct one. Student7 (talk) 11:32, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
More than one source says that Allen attended a school named "Middlebury Seminary." At first I thought this might be Middlebury College, but it didn't accept female students until 1883. My next thought was the "Middlebury Female Seminary" that is now called the Emma Willard School, but this wasn't founded until 1814, at which point Allen was already a professed nun, and it's in New York. Any thoughts on the identity of this school? I suppose it could be entirely different from either of those institutions previously mentioned, but I can't seem to find any information on it. — AlekJDS talk 02:42, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
- Note that this seems chronicled in Emma_Willard_School#School_History.
- I wonder if the dates are wrong for the school's start. They seem to have conflated the start of Emma Willard and the Middlebury Seminary. There has to have been a time lapse, maybe a considerable one there. I think the school, and school name is correct.
- If the school opens in 1807, or thereabouts, this allows a rather ancient Fanny, 23, to attend. Note that Emma is 3 years younger than Fanny! This is a curious bio. May be hard to get the facts, but they seem important somehow, since it involved not merely one, but two unmarried women in their twenties engaged in education just barely after colonial times.