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Kathryn Hulme
(1900-1981) born on
Jan 06
US writer. She is best known for writing the best-selling biography "The Nun's Story," 1957.
         
   
F
It is not easy to be a nun. It is a life of sacrifice and self-abnegation. It is a life against nature. Poverty, chastity and obedience are extremely difficult. But there are always the graces if you will pray for them.

R
The awesome antiphon swelled in the dark and expanded.
A
The dark-veiled silhouette . . . that solitary form patrolling without visible strain or vainglory a demented dreamland of fearful potential.
N
Never forget that [God] tests his real friends more severely than the lukewarm ones.
K
"You must never lose the awareness that in yourself you are nothing, you are only an instrument. An instrument is nothing until it is lifted."
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Nun's Story," 1956.
R: On music at early morning mass in her convent, "The Nun's Story," Atlantic-Little, Brown 56
A: On a nun working in a psychiatric ward, "The Nun's Story," Little, Brown 56
N: The Nun's Story," Little, Brown 56
K: "The Nun's Story," Ch. 8, 1956.
   


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