The Resource The scent of God : a memoir, Beryl Singleton Bissell

The scent of God : a memoir, Beryl Singleton Bissell

Label
The scent of God : a memoir
Title
The scent of God
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Beryl Singleton Bissell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A story of the forbidden love between a nun and a priest. When her family moves to Puerto Rico in the early 1950s, 13-year-old Beryl enters a milieu heady with sexuality and passion. Uncomfortable in her developing body and yearning for unconditional love, she becomes convinced that only God can satisfy her longing. At 18, she enters a cloistered convent in New Jersey. At first, she is blissfully happy. Within the year, however, she has become anorectic and prey to other obsessive compulsions. She perseveres for another ten years, until she must return home to Puerto Rico to help care for her ailing father. There, she discovers that religious garb cannot protect her from her budding sexuality. She is drawn to a handsome Italian priest, and undergoes a belated coming of age. For the next three years, she struggles to reconcile human desire with spiritual longing.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
OCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bissell, Beryl Singleton
Dewey number
  • B
  • 271.9002
Index
no index present
LC call number
BX4668.3.B+
LC item number
A3 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bissell, Beryl Singleton
  • Nuns
  • Bissell, Beryl Singleton
  • Nuns
  • United States
Label
The scent of God : a memoir, Beryl Singleton Bissell
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 291)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Dawn -- Matins -- God in 1947 -- Island living -- Puerto Rican adolescence -- Transitions -- Following my vocation -- Lauds -- Entering the monastery -- Within the walls -- The wedding gown -- Becoming a Novice -- Getting thin for God -- Prime -- Lost in a world of sisters -- A mother's scars -- Solemn vows -- Finding my way back -- Your mother needs you -- Part II: Midday -- Terce -- The return -- Waking up -- Sexy feet -- Seeking a friend -- The return to the monastery -- Sext -- Taking care of daddy -- A drive in the country -- The flowering -- Keeping the faith -- Staggered time -- None -- Teaching Vittorio yoga -- Ashes of a vocation -- Falling in love -- Death of my father -- Part III: Dusk -- Vespers -- Italy at last -- Berries at Baiae -- I join the Blue Army -- Back to the priesthood -- Vittorio's Italy -- Together at last -- Compline -- You have cancer -- Pregnant and married -- Baby and business -- A gift from tears -- Into the valley of death -- Living with cancer -- Last rites -- A tree of diamonds
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 294 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036890546
Label
The scent of God : a memoir, Beryl Singleton Bissell
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 291)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Dawn -- Matins -- God in 1947 -- Island living -- Puerto Rican adolescence -- Transitions -- Following my vocation -- Lauds -- Entering the monastery -- Within the walls -- The wedding gown -- Becoming a Novice -- Getting thin for God -- Prime -- Lost in a world of sisters -- A mother's scars -- Solemn vows -- Finding my way back -- Your mother needs you -- Part II: Midday -- Terce -- The return -- Waking up -- Sexy feet -- Seeking a friend -- The return to the monastery -- Sext -- Taking care of daddy -- A drive in the country -- The flowering -- Keeping the faith -- Staggered time -- None -- Teaching Vittorio yoga -- Ashes of a vocation -- Falling in love -- Death of my father -- Part III: Dusk -- Vespers -- Italy at last -- Berries at Baiae -- I join the Blue Army -- Back to the priesthood -- Vittorio's Italy -- Together at last -- Compline -- You have cancer -- Pregnant and married -- Baby and business -- A gift from tears -- Into the valley of death -- Living with cancer -- Last rites -- A tree of diamonds
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 294 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036890546

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