• Before I took the veil, I was ornamented for the ceremony, and was clothed in a rich dress belonging to the Convent, which was used on such occasions; and placed not far from the altar in the chapel, in the view of a number of spectators who had assembled, perhaps about forty.

    Maria Monk (1837). “Awful disclosures of Maria Monk, a narrative of her sufferings in the Hotel Dieu nunnery at Montreal”, p.44