• All around me insisted that my doubts proved only my own ignorance and sinfulness; that they knew by experience they would soon give place to true knowledge, and an advance in religion; and I felt something like indecision.

    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.27