Confessions of a Pagan Nun

A Novel
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Author(s): Kate Horsley
Original Publish Date: Sep 10, 2002
Product Number: EB00687796
Released: Oct 31, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780834823754
Publisher: Shambhala
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Description

A druid-turned-nun writes of faith, love, loss, and religion in this "beautifully written and thought-provoking book" set at the dawn of Ireland's Christian era (Library Journal) Cloistered in a stone cell at the monastery of Saint Brigit, a sixth-century Irish nun secretly records the memories of her Pagan youth, interrupting her assigned task of transcribing Augustine and Patrick. She revisits her past, piece by piece—her fiercely independent mother, whose skill with healing plants and inner strength she inherited; her druid teacher, the brusque and magnetic Giannon, who introduced her to the mysteries of the written language. But disturbing events at the cloister keep intervening. As the monastery is rent by vague and fantastic accusations, Gwynneve's words become the one force that can save her from annihilation.

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