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Dedicated to God

An Oral History of Cloistered Nuns

Book - 2013
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As a subculture, cloistered monastic nuns live hidden from public view by choice. Once a woman joins the cloister and makes final vows, she is almost never seen and her voice is not heard; her story is essentially nonexistent in the historical record and collective, public history. From interviews conducted over six years, Reese tells the stories of the Poor Clare Colettine Order, a cloistered contemplative order at the Corpus Christi Monastery in Rockford, Illinois.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780199947935
Branch Call Number: 271.973 REESE
Characteristics: xvii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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patienceandfortitude Nov 28, 2014

Both an interesting and inspirational oral history of contemplative nuns. For those who want to have a deeper understanding of this counter-cultural lifestyle, or the power of intercessory prayer, this is an excellent reference.


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