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by Mary Hilaire Tavenner

eBook Nun of This and Nun of That: Book Two: Making Vows download ISBN: 1401022995
Author: Mary Hilaire Tavenner
Publisher: Xlibris (November 1, 2001)
Language: English
Pages: 340
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Mary Hilaire Tavenner. Working full time as a teacher made her realize one of these ambitions would have to wait, so after starting her book, Nun of This and Nun of That, she set it aside for the next eight years until she earned her doctorate.

Mary Hilaire Tavenner. from the University of South Florida. Her novel spans almost ten years of religious life, starting in 1963 when twenty-five young women all enter a convent in Albany, New York.

Tavenner living among her community members for almost twenty years, and even while in the convent began the groundwork and outlines for this book.

by Mary Hilaire Tavenner.

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The History of the Nun, or The Fair Vow Breaker, is a novella by Aphra Behn published in 1689. It is a piece of early 18th-century amatory fiction. Some of the story's main themes include woman's desire, guilt, and reputation

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Comments: (5)
Since I myself have experience of convent life, I certainly could recognise a certain note of authenticity in the scenes presented (though I found the dominant 'Sister's struggle' presented, about a continuing lesbian relationship, to be untypical.) Yet the writing is very poor, and there is a strong deficiency in the development of characterisation. The book lacks any depth.

Occasionally, for the space of perhaps one or two sentences, there seems to be a promise of insight - but this is not fulfilled. A brief mention of how a Sister can be manipulated by another through flattery, or of Mary's being the first tabernacle (effectively the first priest), or other matters that seem to promise insight go no further. In a few cases, I wondered if the author was (unsuccessfully) trying to be witty - such as when she speaks of a group of young women as having no sexual desires.

Some of the sequences are melodramatic - two suicides, another Sister's considering suicide (however briefly), the tiresome, continued action of Mary Alice creeping into Roseanne's bed. The writing is of very poor quality, without style, 'class,' wit, or insight. The sentences are bland - it seems more like a hastily written journal than a book.
Very well written. I went to all Catholic schools and even Catholic college. I even thought of becoming a nun at one time. I think most girls thought of this. It was really nice to read about the nuns lives and what they were going thru.
It made a lot of sense to me what was going on in their heads and why they were the way they were.
Enjoyed reading part 2 as much as I enjoyed part one. I like when there is a 2nd part so you can find out more of what happened.
I found both volumes of Nun of This and Nun of That to be very interesting depictions of convent life in the 60's, and considered them to be well-written and engaging. To those of us who attended Catholic schools during our impressionable years during that time period, the image of the nun was full of mystique, glamour and idealization without any true understanding of what occurred in the formation of these young women behind the closed doors of their motherhouses. It's one thing to surrender one's will to an enlightened teacher who can effectively guide a seeker with compassion and wisdom; it's totally another thing to relinquish one's sense of personal judgment and inner truth to someone who still has her own unresolved personality, ego-based issues and inner 'demons', all in the hopes of 'fitting in' so that one's yearning for God can be fulfilled. In her books, Dr. Tavenner effectively illustrates what happened when young, impressionable girls in the 1960's were subjected to the domination of ill-equipped directoresses whose judgments were colored by their own lack of stable inner attainment. While it would have been interesting to read about the author's own insights into the experiences described, the books are written as 'fictionalized' memoir without a single point of view, and are therefore not truly an appropriate platform for her personal descriptions of how she understood and integrated what had happened to her and of how her earlier experiences have impacted her life perspectives today. It is left to the reader to form one's own judgment of the described events and to contemplate the ways in which, regardless of circumstances, each one of us has experienced similar moments in our lives when we've given away our personal sense of integrity and power in the belief that we could become something greater than who we already are.
I hope that Dr. Tavenner will continue writing about community life as it has changed through the 70's, 80's and 90's, and that life in community has evolved sufficiently enough to create a viable alternative lifestyle for sincere, caring women who long to experience God in their own unique way.