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About Renee-Therese Dearborn
After leaving the convent and finishing her BS degree at the University of Portland and a Masters degree at Lewis & Clark College she began the first of ten years in private practice, starting group counseling at the YWCA with low income women. Two more years of study brought her a certificate in Spiritual Direction which she wove into her counseling practice for the next ten years. With emphasis on personal and spiritual growth she served individuals and couples, teaching and training at seminars with emphasis on creating and maintaining healthy couple relationships.
Ms. Dearborn is currently residing in an independent senior apartment complex writing, reading, creating glass mosaic tables, gardening and living the good life with happy visits from her grown children, grand children and great children.
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It was New Orleans, 1948. While her friends were dating and going nuts for boys and parties, Renee-Therese made it her mission to get herself into the Benedictine convent come hell or high water. Longing for a world of acceptance, she willingly commits herself to a life of humiliation and servitude that nearly engulfs her in loneliness. Still a teenager with little life experience, she witnesses death, rebirth and love in ways she never could have imagined. Through her journey and sacrifice, she develops a deep and abiding confidence powerful enough to last a lifetime.
The author summarizes her experience at the convent:
“I entered into a period of healing and growing, suffering and power. Had I known what humiliation and pain I would have to endure, I might have turned back and run as far as I could from the convent life. As it turned out, the blessings and grace that came to me, often superbly hidden in turmoil, gave me a new life, one filled with a sense of self-worth far beyond that which I believe I would have achieved had I remained in the world outside the convent. At seventeen years old, I was given the greatest gift I could imagine.”
Follow Renee-Therese as she recounts the rituals, hard work, and sacrifice of convent life in the late 1940s. You will feel like you are really there with her, listening to the conversations between the sisters and postulants, and learning about women friendships in the convent. Most of all, this is a story about the author’s relationship with herself, her destiny, and her faith.
A rare glimpse into the love story of a young girl seeking the convent with determination and fervor, and her emotional and psychological journey of leaving the convent life for which she fought.
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