Six months in a convent. 3rd Lond. ed. [With]

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Seite 14 - Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona ; for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock will I build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Seite 12 - HAIL Mary, full of grace, our 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.
Seite 32 - 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...
Seite 29 - 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. 7. To stand while spoken to by the Bishop or Superior, and kneel while speaking to them ; to speak in a particular tone. 8. If necessary to speak to the Superior during a time of silence, approach her...
Seite 13 - Pope. scholar; whether I had done attending school, &c. I replied, that I did not consider my education complete ; that I wished to go into the school attached to the nunnery, on the same terms as other pupils, until I had made sufficient progress to take the veil, and become a recluse ; that my father was averse to my becoming a nun, but I was of opinion that he would concur with my Episcopal friends in not objecting to my becoming a pupil.
Seite 65 - He said he had bought the land for that use, and that all the sisters who had died had promised to present his request, but had not fulfilled their obligations ; " and," says he, "you must shake hands in heaven with all the sisters who have gone, and be sure and ask them why they have not fulfilled their promise, for I have waited long enough ; and continue to chant your...
Seite 20 - I had no donbt but that I should soon enter the Convent, resolving to leave all for the love of God and to consecrate the remainder of my days to his service. I believed Mrs G. to be my sincere friend, and an Episcopalian, as she had always told me she was, and placed myself under her protection. After visiting some Protestant friends, I found means to procure my clothing, &c., and went immediately to reside opposite the Catholic church. I employed myself while there in doing ornamental work, for...
Seite 94 - I thought of doing ; for as she had promised to protect me for ever, she must know my mind. She then mentioned that the carriage was still in waiting. I still declined going, for I was convinced their object was not to carry me to Mrs. G. and Priest B., to consult about another order, but directly to Canada. I told her I had concluded to ask my confessor's advice, and meditate on it some little time longer. She rather emphatically said, 'You can meditate on it if you please, and do as you like about...
Seite 115 - Matilda. 12 pages, 5s. per hundred. 3. Secret Prayer. 12 pages, 5s. per 100. 4. The Sick Gardener. 8 pages, 3s. 4d. per 100. 5. Better Try. 4 pages, Is. 8d. per 100. 6. Better Not. 4 pages, Is. 8d. per 100. 7. The Sabbath. 4 pages, Is. 8d. per 100.
Seite 90 - Superior: — The bishop, after taking snuff in his usual manner, began by saying, ' Well, well, what does Agnes say? how does she appear?' I heard distinctly from the Superior in reply, that, ' According to all appearances, she is either possessed of insensibility or great command.' The bishop walked about the room, seeming much displeased with the Superior, and cast many severe and improper reflections upon .Mary Francis, who, it was known, had influenced me; all which his lordship will well remember....

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