Cecilia: an Ex-nun's Extraordinary Journey

Author(s): Cecilia Inglis

Biography / Memoir

From the age of seventeen, Cecilia Cahill lived as Sister Mary Scholastica with the Sisters of Mercy in New South Wales. Isolated from family and friends, Cecilia worked as a teacher in the strict Order, observing her vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, before eventually suffering a breakdown. Although she recovered, several years later, tired and disillusioned, Cecilia chose to renounce her vows and leave the convent forever. But starting over in Sydney proved to be the most challenging decision of her life. With little money or possessions, Cecilia bravely launched herself into the long hunt for employment and also set out, in her profound loneliness, to find herself a partner. But how does a virgin in her forties meet eligible men? And how will they react to her background? During the sometimes frightening search, Cecilia boldly played the Sydney singles scene, attending singles functions, going on blind dates and answering 'personals' ads, before finally finding what she had been looking for all along - happiness. Paperback (B-Format)


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General Fields

  • : 9780143001294
  • : pgnaus
  • : pgnaus
  • : March 2003
  • : 200mm X 134mm X 25mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Cecilia Inglis
  • : Paperback
  • : APR03
  • : 271.9202
  • : 360
  • : illustrations