This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not
indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the
original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1855. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER LV. INTERVIEWS WITH MY CONFESSOR.
I HAYE only, in conclusion, to relate one of the attempts made to
bring me back within the possession of my enemies, and into the
pale of the Church of Rome. To do this understandingly, reference
must "be made to the period of my entrance upon convent life. When
on my way to St. Joseph's, to enter as a postulant at that
institution, I wrote to my confessor, the Rev., of Norfolk, and
acquainted him with the determination at which I had arrived,
contrary, however, to his own advice. My letter was mailed at a
small town between Baltimore and Emmettsburg. I do not know that he
ever received it. As I have elsewhere stated, I saw him at the
institution. He was not of the Order of Lazarists, and had often
recommended me not to go to St. Joseph's. Some months, however,
subsequent to my entrance, his sister was placed there as a
boarder. It was not long before her health began to fail. I
frequently saw her in tears, and at times, when passing her,
endeavored to learn the cause of her distress. I noticed that she
was not treated with kindness by the community, and on one
occasion, when meeting her in the passage to the infirmary, whither
she had been sent, she told me of her unhappiness, of her desire to
return, and how she wished her brother might know how miserable she
was. Saying this, she burst into tears. A few weeks passed, and I
missed her from the academy entirely. I learned that she had been
again sent to the infirmary. One day, passing by the library, I saw
some one sitting just behind the door, and, conjecturing that it
might be this young lady, I entered the room. I was struck with her
pale and emaciated appearance; and she, too, remarked how altered I
was. She thought I must be unhappy, and said I should have ta...
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