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This quantity contains an appendix containing reception of the 1st versions, sequel of her narrative, evaluate of the case; additionally a complement giving extra details of the nunnery and grounds. This ebook embraces the contents of the 1st variations of the author's lousy Disclosures, including the sequel of her narrative, giving an account of occasions after her break out from the Nunnery, and of her go back to Montreal to obtain criminal research of her fees. It additionally furnishes the entire testimony that used to be released opposed to her, of each description, in addition to that which was once given in affirmation of her tale. on the shut should be discovered a assessment of the full topic, offered by means of a gentleman good certified for the aim; and at last, a brief complement, giving additional details fascinating to the general public. because of the age and shortage of the unique we reproduced, a few pages will be spotty, light or tough to learn.

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Knowing the many inquiries that the Superior would make relative to me, during my absence before leaving St. Denis, I agreed with the lady with whom I had been associated as a teacher (when she went to Montreal, which she did very frequently), to say to the Lady Superior that I had been under her protection during my absence, which would satisfy her, and stop further inquiry; as I was sensible, that, should they know I had been married, I should not gain admittance. I soon returned to Montreal, and on reaching the city, I visited the Seminary, and in another interview with the Superior of it, communicated my wish, and desired him to procure my re-admission as a novice.

A nun of our Convent, who had hidden some sin from her confessor, died suddenly, and without any one to confess her. Her sisters assembled to pray for the peace of her soul, when she appeared, and informed them, that it would be of no use, but rather troublesome to her, as her pardon was impossible. [Footnote: Since the first edition, I have found this tale related in a Romish book, as one of very ancient date. ] The doctrine is, that prayers made for souls guilty of unconfessed sin, do but sink them deeper in hell; and this is the reason I have heard given for not praying for Protestants.

Each of us bowed in passing the little chapel near the door, which is a glass case, containing a waxen figure of the infant Jesus. " We then repeated again the litanies of the Providences, and the "BENIS," &c. Then we kissed the floor, and rising, took our work, with leave to converse on permitted subjects; that is what is called _recreation_ till one o'clock. We then began to repeat litanies, one at a time in succession, still engaged at sewing, for an hour. At two o'clock commenced the afternoon lectures, which lasted till near three.

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