Dickenson, Mother Clare Joseph

Dickenson, Mother Clare Joseph

(1755–1830) Catholic religious foundress; born in England. Emigrating to the U.S.A. with other Carmelite nuns in 1890, she helped found the first Carmelite convent in the U.S.A., near Port Tobacco, Md.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.