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Published: 21 April 2016

272 Pages | 38 illus.


ISBN: 9780190490591

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Dedicated to God

An Oral History of Cloistered Nuns

Abbie Reese

Oxford Oral History Series

  • There has never before been an oral history project with cloistered monastic nuns who observe monastic silence and take vows of enclosure; the author was granted rare access into the enclosure
  • The author was allowed to conduct oral history interviews with about a dozen nuns and take photographs within the enclosure, and developed close relationships with her subjects over the course of the 6-year project
  • Author is a professional photographer and filmmaker who exhibits her photographs of the nuns widely

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