THE SPRINGS OF SILENCE by Madelius De Frees

THE SPRINGS OF SILENCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

At sixteen Madeline DeFrees entered a convent of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Now she looks back over the years and recalls her impressions and experiences. She tells of the reaction of her school-mates to her decision to become a of the difficulties in shopping for the prescribed articles of clothing; of her first impressions of the convent and its life; of her experiences as a postulant, a novice, and finally, of her irrevocable consecration as a sister of the order when she ""made to Almighty God the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience forever"". Her account of her life as a nun is full of homely details and illustrative anecdotes which give the reader a clear and sympathetic description of what that life is like. A very readable book. Appropriate for Catholic readers and others who are curious about life in a convent.

Pub Date: Sept. 18th, 1953
Publisher: Prentice-Hall