A Life Like Nun Other

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Author House, Jul 27, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 108 pages

"In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen." Now slip on your habit and walk in Joyce Falconero Zemba's shoes as she takes you back fifty years into the hallowed convent halls and into her life as a Catholic nun. No longer under a rule of silence, Joyce reveals in this autobiography what your Sunday school teacher would not want you to read. Learn what was really happening behind the veil of the sisterhood of deception that was being portrayed to the public - skeletons of what felt like brainwashing to the shadows of being romantically approached by a priest. You will not be able to put this book down as you watch Joyce leave home as an eager, energetic, young woman with a heart to do good, grow into someone who learns that even the holiest of professions can be full of lies and deceit.


If she does not get out in time, her spirit would be the price.





Just finished...what a read!!!  I couldn't put it down once I got started and resented any intrusions.  It's hard to believe a community such as nuns, which one would assume to be Christian, could treat another human being in such a way.  You told your story in a very loving and Christian way.  I love the mentions of Margie and meeting Sister Candida.  Thank you again for your time and for sharing. 

Love you, Carolyn Anastasi Foutch




Enter the secret door of "A Life Like Nun Other" and expect the unexpected. Journey with Joyce as her life unfolds and changes and share in the surprises, secrets, and challenges Joyce encounters as a nun. Warning: When you begin to read, be prepared to stayed glued to the book till you reach the last page.


"Alice Slapinskas"


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Chapter 3
Looking Back
Chapter 7
Chapter 9
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About the author (2010)

Joyce Falconero-Zemba was in the convent for thirteen years: a year as an Aspirant and a year as a Postulant; then eleven more years as a nun, after she was received. Joyce spent this time at a Mother House and on location at two different missions. She is a retired school administrator with a BSed from Alvemo College, and an MA from Concordia University. Currently Joyce resides in Huntley, IL with her husband.

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