The CCS is delighted to welcome Dr Sarah Barthélemy to the CCS Staff Team from 1 September 2021 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the History of Catholicism. Sarah will hold the Catherine de Francheville Fellowship and work on the activities of the Congregation of La Retraite from c.1650 to c.1820. The CCS is very grateful to the Congregation of La Retraite for funding this three-year full-time post.
Sarah, who is currently Visiting Professor at Université Saint-Louis in Brussels, says, "As I am convinced of the importance of religious women in early modern history, I am looking forward to working in such a pluralist environment with CCS members and partners. I am also very excited to collaborate with them to better understand the models of apostolic life for women and the growth of female spirituality."