Remarkable, but Forgotten Woman: Maude Petre

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Maude Petre was from an aristocratic Catholic English family, who studied in Rome and became head of an order in England. But she was forced out because of her involvement with the Catholic Modernist reform movement. Her close friend and soulmate was the controversial Jesuit George Tyrrell. For an account of their attempts to modernise the church, and resulting “martyrdom”, see Paul’s brief essay on his website dpcrook.

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