For as long as I could remember I had wanted to be a Catholic Nun
At the age of seventeen Pauline Grogan enters the convent and seven years later takes her final vows. At the age of 29,desecrated and bewildered ,she finds herself back within the secular world, having to begin her life all over again. Beyond the veil is sometimes shocking account of how faith survives even its own worst abuse, but it is much more than that, it is a story of a nun who becomes a wife and mother and then, as happiness seems secure, is cast back down into the deepest regions of despair.
It is a story that anyone who has ever feared for their own personal safety,their sanity ,and above all the health and well-being of their children, will readily understand .It tells of the small but glorious triumphs of love and faith of apparently insurmountable odds.
paperback, 1996, 194pp., Good condition