An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

White, Lurana Mary

(Apr. 12, 1870-Apr. 15, 1935). Member of an Anglican religious order and co-founder of the Society of the Atonement. She was born in New York City. On Oct. 17, 1894, she became a postulant in the Community of the Sisters of the Holy Child. On Sept. 25, 1896, she took the vows of poverty, obedience, and chastity. In 1896 she began corresponding with Lewis Thomas Wattson, later named Paul James Francis. They acquired property at Graymoor, near Garrison, New York, and established the Society of the Atonement. On Dec. 15, 1909, Father Paul, Mother Lurana, and fifteen other members of the Society of the Atonement became Roman Catholics. See Society of the Atonement; see Wattson, Paul James.

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