Leicester Oral History Archive
Speaker: Tree, Fruit and All, - , Interviewee, ,
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Summary of interview item: Tree, Fruit and All. Compilation of interview extracts with three nuns talking about their lives from 1914. A Sister recalls her calling to a religious life as a nun in 1914 and describes being a novice, the daily routine and the impact of the First World War on the convent. She describes taking her final vows and teaching in Grimsby, the Potteries and Hanwell in London, also recalling work with the poor, the General Strike in 1926 and the Second World War. Comments on the vocation of a nun are given and reasons for the decline in women taking holy orders. One Sister describes how she became a nun when she was twenty four and her time as a novice, and discusses discipleship and why nuns should not marry. Another Sister recalls becoming a nun at thirty two and the resistance she had from her family. A description of what she wore as a novice, is given and the process of profession before becoming a nun in 1958.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 1/1/1989
Playing time: 60 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
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