DRANE, AUGUSTA THEODOSIA (Sister Francis Raphael): English Dominican; b. at Bromley St. Leonard's (a suburb of London), Middlesex, Dec. 28, 1823; d. at Stone (7 m. n.n.w. of Stafford), Staffordshire, Apr. 29, 1894. She was educated privately, and until the age of twenty-seven was a member of the Church of England. Carried beyond the Tractarian movement, however, she became a convert to the Roman Catholic Church in 1850, and after a residence of six months at Rome, 1851-52, she was received as a postulant in the Dominican convent at Clifton Oct. 4, 1852. She became a professed at Stone, where the convent had meantime been transferred, in 1856, and from 1872 to 1881 was prioress of the convent. From 1881 until within three weeks of her death she was mother provincial of the Order. She was the author of a large number of books (many of them published anonymously), including The Morality of Tractarianism (London, 1850); Catholic Legends and Stories (1855); The Life of St. Dominic, with a Sketch of the Dominican Order (1857); The Knights of St. John, with the Battle of Lepanto and the Siege of Vienna (1858); Memoir of Sister Mary Philomena Berkeley, Religious of the Third Order of St. Dominic (1860); Christian Schools and Scholars, or Sketches of Education from the Christian Era to the Council of Trent (1867); Life of Mother Margaret Hallahan (1869); The History of St. Catherine of Siena and her Companions (1880); The History of St. Dominic, Founder of the Friar Preachers (1891); Catholic Readers (5 vols., 1891); and The Spirit of the Dominican Order, illustrated from the Lives of its Saints (1896). She translated P. Chocarne's Le Révérend Père H. D. Lacordaire de l'ordre des Frères précheurs, sa vie intime et religieuse (London, 1868), and edited The Autobiography of Archbishop Ullathorne (1891) and Letters of Archbishop Ullathorne (1892).