Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Anon, 1920 - , Interviewee, Female, Nun;
Speaker: Flawith, J, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls decision and first steps in entering a Convent at Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex aged 32. Mentions stopping contact with her family, moving to other convents and making her 'professions' to become a sister. Describes in full detail the daily routine of a novice, her reaction to the religious life and those who left as novices or postulants. Explains reasons for changing her name. Sketches moving to other convents in Stone, Staffordshire and Stroud, Gloucestershire and to St Marychurch in Leicester. Mentions being a bursar or 'populartrix'. Comments on Convents being more worldly today and not regretting her decision. Mentions the Second Vatican Council (1962). Comments why she feels few women join convents today and her parents coming to terms with her calling.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Location: County: Middlesex, Leicestershire, Gloucestershire
Location: Town/Place: Harrow, Stroud, Stone
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Recording Date: 1/5/1986
Playing time: 28 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
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