Cecilia: Bride of Christ & Beyond

Cecilia: Bride of Christ & Beyond

by Cecilia Inglis

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Cecilia: Bride of Christ & Beyond by Cecilia Inglis

This is a highly original & absorbing story of one woman's courageous quest to find happiness & fulfilment after thirty years as a Catholic nun.

Cecilia is the inspiring life story of a woman from an Irish Catholic background who decided to become a nun at the age of seventeen & joined the Sisters Of Mercy in NSW during the early 1950s. Tired & disillusioned at 47, Cecilia chose to renounce her vows.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143001294
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/15/2004
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 7.78(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue1
Part 1Growing Up Catholic
1Being Catholic7
2Where It All Began17
3Going to Ag's Place24
4One Sunday Afternoon37
5The Road to Singleton47
Part 2Religious Life
6Entering the Convent63
7My Eighteenth Birthday71
8Mr Nickerson87
9Leaving Home91
10Initiation into Teaching97
11Living in a Branch House106
12Teaching at Hamilton115
13Dad's Death137
14University and Other New Things144
15My Mother Dies155
16Falling Apart171
17Home to the Convent and Changing Times178
18The Fruity Melodrama193
19Time for a Change200
20Countdown215
Part 3A New Path
21Into the Deep End223
22The Final Leaving235
23Adventures with the Law245
24Stacey and 'Midnight Matchmaker'254
25Dracula Romeo and Inner-city Life263
26Moving to Chippendale277
27Mary Comes to Town284
28Never So Bad Again293
29More Men298
30'Midnight Matchmaker' Again310
31Men and Sex321
32Married at Last329
33On Becoming a Gran334
34My Sixty-sixth Birthday338
35Reflections on the Journey346
Epilogue354
Acknowledgments359

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