Six Months in a Convent, Or, The Narrative of Rebecca Theresa Reed: Who was Under the Influence of the Roman Catholics about Two Years, and an Inmate of the Ursuline Convent on Mount Benedict, Charlestown, Mass., Nearly Six Months, in the Years 1831-2

Russell, Odiorne & Metcalf, 1835 - 192페이지
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55 페이지 - ... moments made her appearance, requesting Miss H. to see her in another room. Soon after, the Superior came in, and embraced me with much seeming affection, and put the following questions to me : — how long since the death of my mother ; whether I ever attended the Catholic church, or knew anything of the principles of their religion ; what I had heard respecting them ; of their order ; my views of it ; what progress I had made in my studies ; whether I had attended much to history ; knew any...
116 페이지 - There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy, both in body and...
47 페이지 - ... is substituted. This was accompanied with another fundamental principle, that all religious sects and denominations shall be equally under the protection of the law, and no subordination of any one sect or denomination to another shall be established by law.
3 페이지 - Forty-one propositions, extracted out of Luther's works, were therein condemned as heretical, scandalous, and offensive to pious ears; all persons were forbidden to read his writings, upon pain of excommunication; such as had any of them in their custody were commanded to commit them to the flames; he himself, if he did not within sixty days...
53 페이지 - Hail Mary, full of grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, And blessed is the fruit of thy womb. Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God. Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
93 페이지 - Francii that the Superior did not understand It imposed the following penances: — to make the sign of the cross on the floor with my tongue, and to eat a crust of bread in the morning for my portion. The first of these penances I did not fulfil to the letter, making the sign of the cross with my hand instead of my tongue.* After this a daughter of my friend Mrs, G. came to the Convent, and was permitted to spend some tune with me in private.
54 페이지 - Dei\ which she wore to preserve herself from the temptations of Satan. I cannot remember all the conversation which passed the next day on the subject ; but I learned that she had been acquainted with the nuns in Boston, and was also acquainted with the Superior. The first pleasant day, I asked her to accompany me to the Superior, which she did, and appeared, by her questions, to know my motive. She introduced me to the Superior in the following manner : — We were invited by a lay sister! to sit,...
81 페이지 - Then the lecturess reads from a book called Rules for the Ursuline Order, by Saint Ursula, about complaining of the cold, our clothing, food, &c., &c. They sit on their feet during the reading, a posture extremely painful. The reading finished, the superior whispers to the Sisters to approach her separately, which they do ; each one in her turn approaches, and repeats the following : " Our Mother, we acknowledge that we have been guilty of breaking the rules of our Holy Order, by lifting our eyes...
78 페이지 - ... To kneel in the presence of the Bishop, until his signal to rise. 2. Never to gratify our appetites, except with his holiness the Bishop's or a Father Confessor's permission. 3. Never to approach or look out of the window of the Monastery. 4. To sprinkle our couches every night with holy water. 5. Not to make a noise in walking over the Monastery. 6. To wear sandals and haircloth ; to inflict punishment upon ourselves with our girdles, in imitation of a Saint 7. To sleep on a hard mattress or...
79 페이지 - Not to make a noise in walking over the Monastery. 6. To wear sandals and haircloth; to inflict punishment upon ourselves with our girdles, in imitation of a Saint. 7. To sleep on a hard mattress or couch, with one coverlet. 8. To walk with pebbles in our shoes. or walk kneeling until a wound is produced. Never to touch any thing without permission. 9. Never to gratify our curiosity, or exercise our thoughts on any subject, without our spiritual director's knowledge and advice.

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