"Beyond the bulwark of family, for both Caroline Stephen and Virginia Woolf, the institution of the Church was central in fostering a patriarchal fortress that kept women in an inferior position. For Caroline, turning away from the church tradition of her forefathers led her to the Quaker tradition as a way to honor both her God and herself as a woman. For Virginia, that same impulse led her away from the church as well, and although she did not embrace the tenets of Quakerism, much of her work is certainly imbued with a Quaker sensitivity to mysticism and spirituality."
Heininge, Kathleen A., "Faith and God (Chapter 3 of "Reflections: Virginia Woolf and her Quaker Aunt, Caroline Stephen")" (2016). Faculty Publications - Department of English. 63.