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Rumer Godden Message Board 1/1/2012
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In This House of Brede
A successful civil servant leaves her life behind to become a Benedictine nun. Philippa Talbot leaves behind a lover and a successful career in the civil service to pursue life in a Benedictine Abbey. Forty-two years old when she enters religious life--quite a bit older than the other postulants and novices--Philippa uses her life experience to help ease the younger sisters' burdens. She also carries with her into the convent the loss of her beloved son,...