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Veil and Cowl : Writings from the World of Monks and Nuns - James B. Simpson

Veil and Cowl

Writings from the World of Monks and Nuns

Paperback Published: 19th December 1994
ISBN: 9781566632515
Number Of Pages: 276

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Thoughtful, inspiring, often humorous, intensely spiritual - this collection of writings brings together for the first time the most searching explorations of an extraordinary other world. It reveals the mystique of lives given totally to God, from the first stirrings of vocation and the experiences of arduous novitiates, to the solemn professions and works of prayer, education, and mercy.

Introductionp. 3
Prefacep. 7
Vocation
The Seven Storey Mountainp. 13
Something Beautiful for Godp. 21
This Is My Belovedp. 22
My First Seventy Yearsp. 24
Beginnings
A Touch of Radiancep. 29
Postulancyp. 31
I Was a Monkp. 33
The Courage to Choosep. 36
Vowed
I Leap Over the Wallp. 51
The Nun, the Superman, and the Infidelp. 55
No Two Alikep. 61
Taking the World in for Repairsp. 64
Mother Jane Margaret, CSMVp. 82
Retrospect
Stars in His Crownp. 89
Naught for Your Comfortp. 92
With Love and Laughterp. 94
Jewel Within a Casketp. 99
Sister Saysp. 103
Portraits
Convent Scenesp. 109
Benedictine and Moorp. 113
Mother Maribel of Wantagep. 114
Migrations in Solitudep. 123
Black Swansp. 125
James Gould Cozzens: A Life Apartp. 128
Hospital: A Meditationp. 132
Changing Habitsp. 136
Cameos
Against All Reasonp. 147
Three Gracesp. 149
Nunp. 152
Mother Catherine Thomas, Mary McCarran with Ruth Montgomery, Rumer Godden, Barbara and Grey Villet, Sister Maryanna, Mort Young, Robert Cecil Mortimer, Sister Louise Sharum, Joe Starkey, Alice Walker, Monica Furlong, Gisberto Martellip. 154
Fiction
The Celebrantp. 161
Black Narcissusp. 167
Black Robep. 177
Mariette in Ecstasyp. 190
This House of Bredep. 196
Little Moon of Albanp. 199
The Nun's Storyp. 208
Short Stories
The Surgeon and the Nunp. 219
Fight for Sister Joep. 234
Jubilee at Baysweekp. 243
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9781566632515
ISBN-10: 156663251X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 19th December 1994
Publisher: IVAN R DEE INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.99 x 15.24  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.44

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