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Mary Ann Weakley Book Signing - Sunday, November 9, 2014
Join us on Sunday, November 9th from 1pm - 3pm as Mary Ann signs copies of her memoir, Monastery to Matrimony, A Women's Journey.
Monastery to Matrimony, A Womanís Journey, is the story of my search for adventure and for spirituality. I entered a convent at the age of seventeen, right out of boarding school, which I also thought would be an adventure.
In the convent I adjusted to strict customs and a world of silence away from the temptations of the world. I experienced contentment and spiritual growth in the peaceful harmonious environment. After twenty years, when confronted with a conflict, I made the wrenching decision to leave.
Outside the convent walls I faced the challenge of survival. Convent life is devoid of worries about food, shelter, and income. Monastery to Matrimony provides an ex-nunsís view through humorous situations incurred when dropped into a changed society, where I had no adult history. I was an oddity to the world with a unique resume, a minimum wardrobe, and no household goods. I received strange looks when I could not relate to music, movies, or TV sitcoms of the fifties and sixties.