A review of the Lady Superior's reply to "Six months in a convent": being a vindication of Miss Reed

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W. Peirce, 1835 - Religion - 51 pages
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Page 34 - I commend myself, my soul and my body ; to thee I commit all my hope and all my consolation, my distresses and my miseries, my life and the end thereof; that through thy most holy intercession, and through thy merits, all my works may be directed and disposed, according to thy will and the will of thy...
Page 42 - The penitent, kneeling down at the side of his ghostly father, makes the sign of the cross, and asks his blessing : Pray father, give me your blessing, for I have sinned.
Page 34 - We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities: but deliver us from all dangers, O ever glorious and blessed Virgin.
Page 38 - O, it feels more like a pancake than any thing else."* She inquired in what capacity I desired, to enter the institution, •whether as a recluse or a scholar ; whether I had done attending school, &c. I replied that I did not consider my education complete ; that I •wished to go into the school attached to the nunnery on the same terms as other pupils, until I had made sufficient progress to take the veil and become a recluse...
Page 34 - HOLY MARY ! MY SOVEREIGN QUEEN, AND MOST LOVING MOTHER ! RECEIVE ME UNDER THY BLESSED PATRONAGE, AND SPECIAL PROTECTION, AND INTO THE BOSOM OF THY MERCY, THIS DAY, AND EVERY DAY, AND AT THE HOUR OF MY DEATH.
Page 29 - I informed her she might be received by the name of Rebecca Theresa, or any other she preferred, and she herself chose Mary Agnes Theresa. Then, after about three months...
Page 33 - ... reproaches of the Superior in her answer. I do not feel that I have deserved them. While I was at the convent at first, my imagination was wrought up to the highest ; and believing the Roman Catholic to be the only true religion, I was zealous to persuade all others. to embrace it ; but I never wished to take a cross, and go through the streets of Boston, making known the true faith, as the Superior represents. I believe my friends will admit that I never, on any occasion, conducted, or wished...
Page 25 - ... in Europe, towards the close of the fifteenth century, a more free and liberal way of thinking, with respect to religion, was introduced and encouraged, than had taken place during many preceding ages. At this period several men of genius and courage appeared, who discovered to the world the gross absurdity of many of the tenets and practices of the Romish church, but were unwilling totally to overturn her established jurisdiction and authority. At length Luther boldly exposed her errors to public...
Page 24 - Convent, — between persecution and the burning of a Seminary — fanaticism and revenge of an injury supposed to have been done to a female, which was stated on oath as the sole cause of the act by those most deeply interested.
Page 41 - September 2d. the superior writes: "I think it best that Miss Reed should make her confession and communion before she enters...

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