• We were constantly hearing it repeated, that we must never again look upon ourselves as our own; but must remember, that we were solemnly and irrevocably devoted to God.

    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.39