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Author Reese, Abbie

Title Dedicated to God : an Oral History of Cloistered Nuns
Published Oxford University Press, USA, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series The Oxford oral history series
Summary As a subculture, cloistered monastic nuns live hidden from public view by choice. Once a woman joins the cloister and makes final vows, she is almost never seen and her voice is not heard; her story is essentially nonexistent in the historical record and collective, public history. From interviews conducted over six years, Abbie Reese tells the stories of the Poor Clare Colettine Order, a cloistered contemplative order at the Corpus Christi Monastery in Rockford, Illinois. Seldom leaving their 25,000-square-foot gated enclosure, members of this community embrace an extreme version of poverty a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Corpus Christi Monastery (Rockford, Ill.)
Poor Clares -- Spiritual life
Poor Clares.
SUBJECT Corpus Christi Monastery (Rockford, Ill.) fast (OCoLC)fst01924607
Poor Clares. fast (OCoLC)fst00520925
Subject Monastic and religious life of women -- Illinois -- Rockford
Colettines -- Biography
Oral history -- Illinois -- Rockford
Oral biography.
Monastic and religious life of women.
Oral biography.
Oral history.
Spiritual life.
Illinois -- Rockford.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013026219
ISBN 1306114187