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Once Upon a Convent [PDF / Epub] ☉ Once Upon a Convent By Orice Klaas – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk A fifteen year old girl enters a convent during an era when nuns wear traditional habits and are physically and emotionally isolated from the rest of the world In spite of being subjected to a rigid d A fifteen year old girl enters a convent during an era when nuns wear traditional habits and are physically and emotionally isolated from Once Upon PDF or the rest of the world In spite of being subjected to a rigid discipline that includes nearly perpetual silence and almost total separation from her family friends and fellow community members She makes the most of her life for nineteen years until an eventual unexpected sexual awakening forces her to make a choice.


5 thoughts on “Once Upon a Convent

  1. Roslyn Bane Roslyn Bane says:

    Outstanding An interesting and inspiring memoir I was very interested in reading about what was happening post Vatican II in the convents I was a young Catholic school girl in the late 60's and early 70's and in awe of the nuns and we were intimidated by them too We knew things were changing but certainly didn't understand anything that was occurring other than the sisters were leaving This was an excellent look at what was going on during that time of change in the Church A very human and emotional look at the sacrifices that were made by the sisters and the journey to rediscover self


  2. Liralen Liralen says:

    by the time I've become a Candidate I've become accustomed to keeping most uestions about my faith to myself I've learned to accept blank out my mind and obey 85Klaas entered a convent in the 1950s when she was just fifteen She finished her schooling in the convent went from candidate to novice to fully fledged nun and spent almost two decades wearing the veilExcept—the Catholic Church changed Vatican II came about when Klaas was still a very young nun and all of a sudden the rules were different Her orderconvent was already much less restrictive than many of those I've read about which is not to say that life was easy and Klaas describes the higher ups in her order as being very receptive to the need for changes The first thing to go the classic veil Then many of the rules and restrictions And Klaas began to allow herself to wonder if she was really interested in women and what that meant for her relationship with GodIt's tough to pack 19 years into a slim memoir it's hard to tell on a Kindle how long a book is; officially this is nearly 300 pages but if that's the case the font size must be massive In some places I'd really have loved detail—she never mentions the location or region of the convent or of where she grew up for example which makes it harder for me to put it in cultural context But it's pretty fascinating material Sometimes I think I'd have made a good nun except for the Catholic thing and the gay thing and the part where I don't want to follow arbitrary rules for the sake of following arbitrary rules but gosh what a complicated experience


  3. Julia Julia says:

    A well written and interesting memoir of convent life beginning at age 15 in the late 1950s


  4. Anita Anita says:

    This is an excellent memoir covering a turbulent period of time for men and women in religious orders in America and probably other countries as well The story is about what religious life in the convent was like before and after Vatican II than it is about a lesbian in a convent The first two thirds of the book does not go into sexual activity at all but into the loneliness of a girl in her early teens who enters a place where warm personal interactions are pretty much prohibited We get a look at all of this through her young eyes After Vatican II there are huge changes in religious life in the convent and the author takes us through them from personal experience I found this fascinating The writing is not done with sensationalism in mind even though the title might lead us to expect that We are simply told what happens in ways that let us know the depth of feeling that she experienced without getting into detail I thought this was handled very well for someone who is not a polished author The story is told in chronological order in short chapters and clear language It is a memoir and not a titillating romance


  5. Kay Kay says:

    I've really been wanting to read a memoir by a nun and stumbled on this one It was awesome Klaas entered the convent at a young age but has excellent recall and descriptions of her experiences I do wish she'd gone into her experiences after leaving the convent but that was probably a space consideration There were a few editing errors I got the impression this book is self published? but they're mostly small and easy to overlook in favor of the fascinating content


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