By Sally Wolfe
A appealing and haunting tale of forbidden love, Consolations portrays a woman’s lifelong fight to reconcile her all-too-human emotions together with her quest for the top religious existence. it's 1951 and younger Fiona Ingram is filled with the fervor of a brand new convert. Following within the footsteps of her concept, Thomas Merton, she abandons a promising educational occupation and enters Epiphany Monastery, ablaze with the understanding lifestyles devoted to looking God by myself is the nice adventure—and that it's intended for her. What she reveals there isn't what she expects: Reverend Nathan Woods, a Jesuit and professor of theology who involves provide the once a year retreat. whilst their forbidden affair ends without notice, Fiona, now Sister Bridget, suffers a cut up in her soul. less than the suggestions of the compassionate abbess, she attempts to “reclaim her center” and her misplaced fervor. She conforms outwardly as she rises in positions of authority and accountability within the order, but she maintains to fight to appreciate and unravel her dating with Nathan—all the whereas wearing on a mystery correspondence with him, till she is forced—in a last come upon and religious crisis—to dive deep into the nonetheless aspect of her soul and realize the truth.
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