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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Sister Rose and Sea Wife

by G. Murphy Donovan (October 2014)

“No one ever looks at a nun’s face.” – JM Scott

Nuns are a curiosity today. In another time, girls for whatever reasons were given over to convents for a life of prayer or good works. If the candidates were young enough, notions of choice were probably very elastic. Vocations are few in the modern cloister - and few orders of good sisters would tolerate or encourage any coercion by families or sponsors anyway.  more>>>

Posted on 09/30/2014 8:17 AM by NER
12 Feb 2016
Send an emailCorby Lyons O'Connor
Hello, I came across your articles while googling for information about Our Lady of Solace, which I attended. I grew up on Holland Avenue, two houses up from the candy store on the corner of Morris Park. I enjoyed your comments about the Step Inn and others. I have great memories of those days!

20 Oct 2014
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Lack of stress probably helps, Paddy. Stress is the prelude or constant companion of all illness. Faith, hope, and charity are not called cardinal virtues for nothing. They are surely a wellspring for mystics as well as the antidote for stress. Indeed, the reflective life is often a long one. 

19 Oct 2014
What an interesting article. The nuns who are left all seem to live into their 90's...or beyond.  They apparently have found a peace that eludes most of humanity. They're a wonderful. example to a world gone mad.

13 Oct 2014
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Yeah,  I don't remember seeing that film, but I will, Huston and Mitchem are always worth the time. 

7 Oct 2014
Send an emailD Kerr
"......heaven knows, Mr Allison....."