While in the convent, she had grown close to a fellow nun and even canoodled with a priest.
The trilogy follows Kate and Baba, two lasses from the Shannon bogs, from convent school to the bright lights of London.
Sister Mary Elena joined a convent when she was just 16, in her final years of high school.
She faked a growing belly using pillows in order to cover for her pregnant daughter (whom she, naturally, sent away to a convent).
A California native, Sister Simone was born in 1945, entered the convent in 1964, and took her vows in 1967.
The Lady Abbess was a pious woman, the head of a convent of holy nuns.
Standing, behind the grating, the convent answered the priest.
Fear of her fathers threat to send her away to a convent school if she did not show rapid signs of improvement made her pause.
"Such, in few words, is the history of the convent," said the oblate.
I labor for a sacred cause, and until that is accomplished, I shall enter no convent—it is to pay my father's debts.
c.1200, covent, cuvent, from Anglo-French covent, from Old French convent, from Latin conventus "assembly," used in Medieval Latin for "religious house," originally past participle of convenire "come together" (see convene). Not exclusively feminine until 18c. The form with restored Latin -n- emerged early 15c. The Middle English form remains in London's Covent Garden district (notorious late 18c. for brothels), so called because it had been the garden of a defunct monastery.
COVENT GARDEN ABBESS. A bawd.
COVENT GARDEN AGUE. The venereal diſeaſe.
["Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1796]