What if you thought you had a spiritual calling, but it turned out you didn’t?
That was the quandary facing writer Patricia O’Donnell-Gibson, who was received as a postulant at the Dominican Sisters of Adrian after graduating high school in 1963. Young Patty O’Donnell scaled the heights of fear, guilt and shame in her years of training. In her story she gives the reader a view of a secret life that “outsiders” never see. Rich details, which depict a life behind the veil, are troubling as well as a revelation, but Patricia offers them without anger or an exaggerated goodness.
In the end, she is just like any young woman, full of desires and doubts who is trying to find her place in the world. The difference? This one has dedicated her life to God. How will she find the courage to leave? Read her story, and you will discover that redemption can come in many colors, even that of a red skirt.
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