By Maria Monk
This quantity comprises an appendix containing reception of the 1st variations, sequel of her narrative, assessment of the case; additionally a complement giving extra details of the nunnery and grounds. This booklet embraces the contents of the 1st variants of the author's lousy Disclosures, including the sequel of her narrative, giving an account of occasions after her break out from the Nunnery, and of her go back to Montreal to acquire criminal research of her fees. It additionally furnishes all of the testimony that used to be released opposed to her, of each description, in addition to that which used to be given in affirmation of her tale. on the shut might be discovered a overview of the entire topic, offered via a gentleman good certified for the aim; and eventually, a brief complement, giving extra details fascinating to the general public. as a result of age and shortage of the unique we reproduced, a few pages will be spotty, light or tricky to learn.
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It may seem irreverent in me to give the account, but I do it to show how things of a solemn nature were sometimes treated in the Convent, by women bearing the title of saints. " This peculiar expression had something ridiculous to the ears of some of us; and it was soon repeated again and again, in application to various ceremonies which we had to perform. " And so it was when other things were mentioned--every thing which belonged to our condition, was spoken of in similar terms. I have hardly detained the reader long enough on the subject, to give him a just impression of the stress laid on confession.
For himself and the remainder of his family. The squaws sometimes served to amuse us; for when we were partially dispirited or gloomy, the Superior would occasionally send them to dress themselves in their Indian garments, which usually excited us to merriment. Among the squaw nuns whom I particularly remember, was one of the Sainte Hypolites, not the one who figured in a dreadful scene, described in another part of this narrative, but a woman of a far more mild and humane character. Three or four days after my reception, the Superior sent me into the cellar for coal; and after she had given me directions, I proceeded down a staircase, with a lamp in my hand.
This room has a door opening upon a staircase leading down to the yard, on the opposite side of which is a gate opening into the cross street. By this way the physician is admitted, except when he comes later than usual. When he comes in, he usually sits a little while, until a nun goes into the adjoining nuns' sick-room, to see if all is ready, and returns to admit him. After prescribing for the patients he goes no farther, but returns by the way he enters; and these two are the only rooms into which he is ever admitted, except the public hospital.
Awful Disclosures by Maria Monk of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery of Montreal by Maria Monk