Aileach (Irish Edition) by Jackie Mac Donncha

By Jackie Mac Donncha

The eire of the Nineteen Thirties is an unforgiving position for a pregnant single eighteen-year-old. Bríd's child dies in the course of labour yet she remains to be compelled to to migrate as a result of the social stigma. Will a brand new lifestyles in the USA be a brand new starting or will the disgrace and heartbreak of domestic hang-out Bríd perpetually? Jackie Mac Donncha has produced and chronicled an enthralling and extremely own trip during this novella.

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If some sin I have committed has caused you to forsake me, grant me your forgiveness. I don’t ask that you should give me back the gift you have taken from me, but that you yourself speak to this innocent young girl who now sleeps while I am pleading for her here. ’  The Nun Early the next morning she came to my cell. I did not hear her as I was still asleep. She sat down next to my bed. She had laid her hand lightly on my forehead. She was looking at me, her expression changing from concern to distress and then to pain.

All I was told was that, when they parted, my mother was so distressed that she could not even find her way back to the door she had come in through, and that the Mother Superior had left with her hands clenched against her forehead. Meanwhile the bells started ringing, and I went down. There were only a few people in the church. There was a homily, but I could not say if it was good or bad: I did not hear a word of it. They did whatever they wanted with me throughout the morning, which has never been real to me, as I never knew how long it lasted.

We agreed on a few ideas. She wrote the letter, which she showed me. It seemed very good. Yet the convent confessor was sent to see me; the Sorbonne doctor who had given the homily when I took my habit was also sent to see me; I was recommended to the novice mistress; I saw the Bishop of Aleppo; I had to cross swords with pious ladies whom I didn’t know but who meddled in my business; I The Nun  had endless discussions with monks and priests; my father came to see me and my sisters wrote to me; in the end my mother came to see me: I resisted it all.

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