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Saint Training by Elizabeth Fixmer
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Mary Clare thinks she wants to be a nun. So begins her writing to Reverend Mother Monica. They form a friendship through the mail - a platform where Mary Clare, not only speaks of her concerns about God and Catholicism, but asks questions to the Reverend Mother as well.

Mary Clare thinks she needs to try to be good and that that will keep her from additional days spent in purgatory after she dies. Ah, but if that's the case, then she'll have to take the credit for her own salvation.

The Catholic church was undergoing changes. Vietnam War was underway. Blacks were fighting for rights. Some women wanted to become more than housewives. Mary Clare questions the rightness and wrongness of these issues.

While the first part of the book is funny, the remainder of the book tends more to the serious.
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November 1, 2010 – Shelved
November 1, 2010 – Shelved as: kindle
November 1, 2010 – Shelved as: free-kindle-finds
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December 13, 2010 – Finished Reading

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