• Priests, she insisted, could not sin. It was a thing impossible. Everything that they did, and wished, was of course right. She hoped I would see the reasonableness and duty of the oaths I was to take, and be faithful to them.

    Maria Monk (1851). “The Character of a Convent: Displayed in the Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk ; Being a Narrative of Her Sufferings During a Residence of Five Years as a Novice and Two Years as a Black Nun in the Hotel Dieu Nunnery at Montreal ; to which is Added Confirmatory Notes and Affidavits Whereby Maria Monk's Disclosures are Most Fully Proved, and the Hideous Nature of the Conventual System are Exposed”, p.26