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Six Months in a Convent. with an Intr. Preface by H.H. Beamish
Rebecca Theresa Reed
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Page 4 - Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women. And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God. Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Page vi - And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Page 6 - Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it ;" and " Whose sins ye retain they are retained, and whose sins ye remit they are remitted." " He that will not hear the church, let him be to thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Page 25 - Next morning being holy day morning, the bell rang at three, instead of four, as it usually does, for meditation in the choir. While the angelus was ringing, at five AM, we were called to attend complin and prime, until half-past six ; then litany to the saints. After litany, the bell rang for diet in the refectory, every morning, except Friday ; on which day we assembled for confession to the Superior. " The manner of confession to the Superior is as follows : the room is first darkened, and one...
Page 12 - I then took my leave, promising to see her at my friend Mrs. H.'s. The next time I saw her, she advised me to leave my father's house, and all, for the sake of Christ. She said she would procure me ornamental work, which would, support me, independent of my relatives, &c., which she did. I thanked her most heartily, and told her I thought I should be happy, if I were certain of going to a cloister. She gave me her word that I should. I then took up with her advice, and left my friends, I thought...
Page 18 - I was shown into the public parlour by the lay sister, and was requested to kneel and continue my devotion until the superior made her appearance. She soon came, and made a sign for me to follow her. She led the way into a long room, darkened, at one end of which stood a large crucifix, made of bone, which I was afterwards informed was made of the bones of saints. The superior told me, in a whisper, it was the time of silence ; but, after arranging my dress, she took from her toilet a religious garb,...
Page 21 - Maria" every time we enter the community. 5. Before entering any room, to give three knocks on the door, accompanied by some religious ejaculation, and wait until they are answered by three from within. 6. Not to lift our eyes while walking in the passage ways; also, never to touch each other's hands.
Page 19 - A lay sister then entered the room with refreshment, after partaking of which we had permission to walk in one particular path in the garden. This stranger picked up a pear, and began to eat it, and invited me to do the same, which I declined, being acquainted with the rules of the convent, which are very strict, as will be learned in the course of the narrative. She did not regard the rules so strictly as the superior required, who, being made acquainted with her conversation by separately questioning...
Page 59 - Yes, my lord ; but, with the permission of our Mother, I have one request to make." They told her to say on. She said she wished to be anointed before death, if his lordship thought her worthy of so great a favour. He said, " Before I grant your request, I have one to make ; that is, that you will implore the Almighty to send down from heaven a bushel of gold, for the purpose of establishing a college for young men on Bunker Hill.