And Then There Were Nuns: Adventures in a Cloistered Life

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Greystone Books, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 292 pages
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With humor and opinions aplenty, a woman embarks on an unconventional quest to see if she is meant to be a nun.

Just as Jane Christmas decides to enter a convent in mid-life to find out whether she is “nun material”, her long-term partner Colin, suddenly springs a marriage proposal on her. Determined not to let her monastic dreams be sidelined, Christmas puts her engagement on hold and embarks on an extraordinary year long adventure to four convents—one in Canada and three in the UK. In these communities of cloistered nuns and monks, she shares—and at times chafes and rails against—the silent, simple existence she has sought all of her life. Christmas takes this spiritual quest seriously, but her story is full of the candid insights, humorous social faux pas, profane outbursts, and epiphanies that make her books so relatable and popular. And Then There Were Nuns offers a seldom-seen look inside modern cloistered life, and it is sure to ruffle more than a few starched collars among the ecclesiastical set.

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Review: And Then There Were Nuns: Adventures in a Cloistered Life

User Review  - Leslie - Goodreads

I want to be Jane Christmas when I grow up......to be fearless enough to step away from my everyday life and seek out the answers to the questions that rumble around in my brain. This is my 3rd 'ride ... Read full review

Review: And Then There Were Nuns: Adventures in a Cloistered Life

User Review  - Jo - Goodreads

Jane Christmas received a midlife desire to exploring a calling as an Anglican nun. And Then There Were Nuns is a memoir of her exploration. How she deals with her very understanding fiancé, her ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Jane Christmas is the author of Incontinent on the Continent, What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim, and The Pelee Project. She has three grown children and now lives in London, England.

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