Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence (2013)
Author(s): Nancy Manahan, Rosemary Keefer Curb
Amazon UK: Lesbian Nuns
Standpoint: 1 Fully inclusive and affirming
Genre(s): Memoir/autobiography and Spirituality
Topic(s): Accepting one's sexuality, Coming out, Journeys towards acceptance, Same-sex relationships, and Spirituality
Especially suitable for: Contemplatives and Lesbians
Out of print for two decades, Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence is back with a new foreword analysing the unprecedented impact it had on the lesbian community and mainstream culture. In new afterwords, the co-editors reveal how the book came to be and what happened to their lives when, for the first time in history, a lesbian book from a small publisher went mainstream. Each nun in these stories describes her individual and searing path into, or out of, the convent to discover and face the truth of herself. Still myth-shattering, the stories remind us of the courage required to live – and love – in congruence with our authentic selves.
“Oblivious to the controversies that surrounded the initial publication of Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence, whether they originated within the Catholic Church or the lesbian feminist movement, thousands of readers across the decades have embraced the book and found their lives changed by its message of empowerment.” — Joanne E. Passet
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