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The Nun Diaries: Why I Was a One Year Nun Annie Kontor

The Nun Diaries: Why I Was a One Year Nun

Annie Kontor

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 About the Book 

Maria von Trapp. Mother Teresa. Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. Saint Teresa of Avila. Delores Van Cartier (Sister Act). Sister Bertrille (The Flying Nun).These are all women who may come to mind when the word “nun” is used. It is a word that conjures upMoreMaria von Trapp. Mother Teresa. Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. Saint Teresa of Avila. Delores Van Cartier (Sister Act). Sister Bertrille (The Flying Nun).These are all women who may come to mind when the word “nun” is used. It is a word that conjures up images of women wearing black robes and veils, singing in choirs and living a contemplative, serene existence. Or perhaps you picture cranky and deprived older women rapping Catholic schoolchildren on the knuckles with a ruler for misbehaving. You might even imagine them getting themselves into zany, madcap adventures dodging Nazis, mafia hit men or and wind gusts. Whatever your imagination conjures up, the word “nun” makes you think of, I am here to tell you: your preconceived notions most likely do not line up with reality.This book is about my decision to become a Catholic sister as a young woman in the twenty-first century. And as you can guess from the title, I did not stay in on that life course for very long for a variety of reasons, mostly stemming from depression and my own stubbornness. The Nun Diaries is an brutally honest memoir how I decided on, reacted to, coped with, failed at, and ultimately grew from becoming a sister that year.