Six Months in a Convent

Six Months in a Convent

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...she I attended music, because the Superior desired it; and she assured me there was no need of assistance from my friends, even if my father had consented, for I could with ray needle be of sufficient use to the Community to support myself without their assistance. She also told we I should study when I chose, and might have the privilege of coming into the Religieuse Community to recite to her. looked to heaven above for her reward." She then stated that the Bishop had concluded to receive me, not as a member of the public department, but as a " Novitiate," which would screen me from the questions of the Protestant scholars. She also added, that I should be received as the other Sisters were, and that we were to support ourselves by our talents and industry. The names of the Sisters were, Mrs. Mary Ursula, f Miss Mary Magda I wish it to be understood, that, being influenced by the Superior and Mrs. G.'s advice, after hearing Romiah preaching and reading their books, I went to board at Mrs. H.'s, opposite the Catholic church, where I employed my time in ornamental work; visited the Convent often, and informed myself as much as possible of a Recluse's life; lived as retired as the " Charity Sisters," except visiting some of my relatives three times, twice accompanied with Romish friends. t Mrs. Mary Ursula came from New-Hampshire, and was re ceived as Choir Religieuse. She was the eldest in the Community; this I learned from the Superior, who often reprimanded her for saying many words in an uncouth, rustic manner, (such as daoun for down, &c.) telling her of her ignorance, Sec. She never refused complying with the rides, but when reprimanded, would kneel at once, and kiss the floor. I often wished to ask if Bhe was...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236637372
  • 9781236637376