The Practice of Perfection

The Practice of Perfection

The Practice of Perfection Linked short stories provide a seldom seen peek behind the closed doors of a convent at the challenges and blessings of those brides of Christ who have dedicated their lives to the practice of perfec

  • Title: The Practice of Perfection
  • Author: Mary Frances Coady
  • ISBN: 9781550504002
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • Linked short stories provide a seldom seen peek behind the closed doors of a convent, at the challenges and blessings of those brides of Christ who have dedicated their lives to the practice of perfection The time is 1959 and the setting is a religious convent, where nuns, novitiates and postulants those preparing to enter the sisterhood live and work together in thLinked short stories provide a seldom seen peek behind the closed doors of a convent, at the challenges and blessings of those brides of Christ who have dedicated their lives to the practice of perfection The time is 1959 and the setting is a religious convent, where nuns, novitiates and postulants those preparing to enter the sisterhood live and work together in the service of the church and of their god Under the constant guidance and the watchful eye of the mistress of novitiates, Mother Alphonsine, the new sisters begin the difficult process of separating themselves from the everyday world they ve grown up in and everything in it, including material things, their friends, and even their families They live in virtual silence and they undertake vows of poverty, chastity and obedience All that is in the world is vanity, except to love God The Practice of Perfection is rich in the details of their lives the personalities, the rituals of the convent, the names for parts of clothing and rooms, the stock answers for any and all questions of their faith Ultimately, it is a fascinating portrait of the search for purpose and the struggle to keep life changing commitments that mirrors those same elements in all of our lives.

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      Published :2019-08-14T15:36:29+00:00

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    What an odd but interesting little book. The story takes place in a convent over the course of one year, 1959, although as I became engaged in the book, I lost all sense of normal time. The story moved along feast days in the Catholic church, but was so timeless, it could have been 1920, or the nineties, or even now. We follow a group of postulates and novices, as they struggle with blind obedience and the leaving of their world, and the author does a wonderful job of conveying the cloister, the [...]

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