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Together and Apart: A Memoir of the Religious Life

by Ellen Stephen , O.S.H. Ellen Stephen

Together and Apart: A Memoir of the Religious Life
Publication date: 2008-10-01
Number of pages: 147
ISBN: 9780819223159

In an easy, conversational style, the author, a nun for over forty years, gives readers the facts and fictions of the monastic life: how the choice is made; what lies behind the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience; the nuts and bolts of monastic calling; what monks and nuns do all day; how they support themselves; and why they live as they do.

Brushing away the stereotypes of sainthood, she provides an enlightening glimpse into a vibrant female subculture that is richly diverse, faith-filled, and often supremely rewarding.

Ellen Stephen, O.S.H. Ellen Stephen