Devadasi, ''A Nun's Story''

Author: Tom Matthews

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479708372

Category: Fiction

Page: 137

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"The author wonderfully captures the powerful emotions and human condition of each character. The book is filled with interesting episodes and incidents and it is a fascinating journey for the reader. Well-crafted plot..."

A Nun's Story - The Deeply Moving True Story of Giving Up a Life of Love and Luxury in a Single Irresistible Moment

Author: Sister Agatha

Publisher: Metro Publishing

ISBN: 1786064383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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One happy day, in the midst of writing to her fiancee, her hand stopped writing unbidden; then it continued by itself, etching the words which would change her life forever: '...but there's no point now, as I am going to be a nun.'That bolt from the blue set events in motion that caused Shirley to lose her mother and sisters, her husband to be, her horses, her parties and life of ease. Within months, Shirley had become Sister Agatha. But her faith in her choice never faltered, despite years of great difficulty when her Convent was close to bankruptcy. Her belief took her to London to knock on the infamously intimidating and tight-fisted Sir Paul Getty's door to secure the money to ensure her community would not lose their home...and getting it. Now eighty-five, she looks back on an incredible life of love, loss and belief. This is at once a deeply poignant tale of doomed romance, and a heart-warming story of taking a leap of faith and finding a meaning in life beyond the wealth and comfort she was born into.Whether a believer or not, Sister Agatha's momentous life will touch and inspire, whilst reminding us that it is perhaps better to accept that not everything in the world is yet explained.

A Catholic Nun’s Story

Author: Pauline Hurtt

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 1489727973

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

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The story presents the sequence of events that leads to sexual abuse of the author. It is an autobiographical account of Pauline’s childhood, entrance to the convent, and her profession of vows. She describes her teaching experiences and the effects of the abuse.

The Nun's Story of Gabriel's Marriage

Author: Wilkie Collins

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473366658

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

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This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1853. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel – T. S. Eliot called it "the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe.” Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

St. Margaret's Cave

Author: Elizabeth Helme

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Cistercian Stories for Nuns and Monks

Author: Martha G. Newman

Publisher: Middle Ages

ISBN: 0812252586

Category: History

Page: 320

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In Cistercian Stories for Nuns and Monks, Martha G. Newman shows how Engelhard of Langheim's late twelfth-century tales about Cistercian monks illuminate the religiosity of Cistercian nuns. Engelhard's writings locate a sacramental value in everyday objects and behaviors and teach a spiritual formation that nuns and monks could share.

One Nun's Story

Author: Mary Jane Masterson

Publisher: American Book Publishing

ISBN: 158982475X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 301

View: 9295


"This is my sister. We're in the same religious congregation. She's got a fantastic story to tell about God's unfurling grace in her life as a nun. Not just for a decade or so—sixty years!—told simply, honestly from the heart. As the Spirit urged St. Augustine, I urge you: 'take and read.'" —Sister Helen Prejean, csj, author of Dead Man Walking "The unsung heroes of the Catholic Church in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, religious sisters, have stories to tell—stories that are moving, inspiring, brave, funny, and encouraging. These unsung heroes' stories remain mostly untold, but not all. Sister Mary Jane Masterson tells her story with wit, humility, and honesty. It is a story of grace-enfleshed." —Rev. Donald Cozzens, author of Freeing Celibacy At the age of five, Mary Jane Masterson's destiny was foretold by a stranger. "That one," said the Brother of Holy Cross, pointing at Mary Jane as he sat comfortably in their living room with her mother, "will be a nun." His prediction, repeated in later years by other friends and acquaintances, became reality when, in 1946 at the age of eighteen, Mary Jane joined the Sisters of St. Joseph and became a "bride of Christ." She adapted quickly to religious life, sharing prayer and living quarters with other nuns, an "elitist group" considered by many in the secular world to have far more than secular access to God's love, a belief encouraged by Vatican I. But as the Second Vatican Council came to a close in 1965, a shift in theology shook Sister Mary Jane to her very core. Had she sacrificed marriage, sex, and children of her own for nothing? Follow Sister Mary Jane on her journey from her calling to the noblest of vocations to her acceptance of how, as a nun, she could affect the world beyond her community and her school.

Always the Children

Author: Anne Watts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857208268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Anne Watts grew up in a small village in north Wales in the 1940s. Inspired by school geography lessons that told of far-off lands, she broke out of the conventional options open to women in post-war Britain, defying her Merchant Navy father's dated views. She trained as a nurse and midwife, joined the Save the Children Fund, and was posted to Vietnam in 1967. One of only three British nurses in the region, Anne was faced with a vision of hell that her training at Manchester's Royal Infirmary had barely prepared her for. Thrown in at the deep end, she witnessed the random cruelty of warfare, nursing injured and orphaned children and caring for wounded and dying servicemen. She went on to take her skills to the victims of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, to Lebanon during the Israeli occupation, and Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. Over some forty-five years Anne has brought her courage and compassion to those most in need of help. Woven into this vivid, compelling memoir is perhaps the most moving story of all - how Anne's idyllic childhood was shattered by a shocking family tragedy when she was 10 years old. A tragedy that was to shape her destiny.

Another Nun’s Story

Author: Beth Warren

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1664226796

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 9060


In 1947, author Beth Warren, entered the convent because she believed God called her to a special life of service for His people. She had a passionate love for nuns who combined their religious lives with outgoing compassion for others. Warren wanted to be just like them. She dreamed that answering her Call to religious life would help make the world a better place. During the sixties, Pope John XXIII asked nuns to look outside their convent walls to see where they were most needed. Warren was drawn to working with disadvantaged people, but she was told she was a teacher, not a social worker. She realized that to serve God’s deprived people and live among them, she would need to leave her religious Community. In Another Nun’s Story, Warren chronicles her joys and difficulties during her religious life from the 1940s to the 1980s. She discusses how being a rebel nun led her to break her vows and left her with unraveled feelings and some guilt. But she came to understand she was saying goodbye to an impossible dream so she could pursue one that was possible for her.