The original “Quiverfull” movement

A troop of kids with Saint’s names–such as the 11 children of Senator Robert F. Kennedy [before his untimely death] gleamed their teeth and freckles at us from the pages of Life and Look magazines. Happy, healthy active–and just as deceptive as the Duggars and other such families today.

via Hopewell Takes On LIFE!: Quivering Daughters, Reading Notes Part II: Comparisons with the original “Quiverfull” movement–the pre-Vatican II Catholic Church.

Ironically, my father grew up in one of those Catholic families.


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Woman, wife, mother of daughters, expat, former fundamentalist, reader and bunny-trailer par excellence. I dream of taking women's studies and becoming a women's health nurse, among other things :-)
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