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Throwaway Nun

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This is a true story. It is my story. No one could have possibly created the contents of these pages unless the incidents and occurrences were witnessed and lived. I did both. I lived eleven years of hell and the perpetrators have never admitted to a single fault. To have endured these personal horrors and escaped without apparent mental impairment may well be a miracle in itself. I am a much stronger person for having lived my teen and young adult years in this terrible place

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  • PDF | 226 pages
  • Kathleen A. Barreca(Editor)
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 18, 2016)
  • English
  • 5
  • Biographies & Memoirs

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  • By Guest on April 30, 2016

    Well written story relating her life in the Catholic church. It is; however, a sad story. The draw back is some people in the book have been analyzed for motivations and intentions, which is overstepping the boundaries of a memoir.

  • By runnergirlcb on July 2, 2017

    Having no knowledge about religious life, this novel opened my eyes to lifestyles and practices that are foreign to me. I was shocked at many of the practices and learned quite a bit

  • By Mollie Lyon on October 31, 2016

    An intriguing true story bogged down at times with repetition. I'm not sure how she could have left some of it out, though. The relentless abuse, emotional, physical and spiritual created a combination of wanting to cry and punch. The book is divided into four parts without an easy way to take a break. Especially the last section, that is because you don't know how this young girl will get out of the convent with her life.It took the niece eight years to get this book published. I think that would be a great story to be told, too.I liked the local flavor of the story. The convent though is on Staten Island. I wonder if that is where a movie, Trouble with Angels, was set. This story brought back memories though of another movie, The Nun Story. These were before the Vatican ll and one hopes the religious life has improved.Rosemary was a young girl with a vision to be a nun. She left home to be a postulate at age thirteen. At twenty four, she escaped with her life. Amazingly, she was not bitter toward the Roman Catholic church or God.If you have any interest in reading about the 1940's to 1950's in two different convents, I recommend this book. The nuns swimming one summer in Lake Erie outside of Buffalo is an entertaining adventure providing relief from the continuous torture a young girl endured.I do look forward to reading Kathleen, the niece's story of how she brought her aunt's story to light.

  • By John S. Trimbur on August 3, 2016

    As sad as the story is, I truly believe every word of Rosemary's account. Thank God this group of nuns never staffed Catholic Schools! What a disaster that would have been for students. Rosemary is truly a model of a remarkable woman with great faith, hope and love. Thank God she was able to put this chapter of her life behind her and move on to a very successful future. May she rest in peace!

  • By B. Knapp on March 7, 2017

    Dark and a bit depressing. This character suffered terribly from elders who completely devalued her person and worth in the religious life. She was labeled from the beginning and only emerged from a living punishment when her conciousness grew to a point where she understood that she was the whipping subject for abusive peers.

  • By Phyl on December 7, 2016

    I couldnt put this down.

  • By MaryAnn on October 21, 2016

    easy read. interesting but parallels other nun stories. surprised that religious could be treated so badly= disrespected, demeaned, treated like children.

  • By F. Martin on August 20, 2016

    An amazing book about a young girk's love. Of God and her family and hometown! I cried as I read and my heart swelled with pride for her! I loved it and her,


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