Benedictus ~ The Story Of Sister Anne

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A Remarkable Journey, a Nun in Conflict - A Therapist in Love Only by the Grace of God. Anne O’neill’s novel based on a true story.

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When the therapist walked into Sister Anne’s hospital room for the first time, he had no idea what she would come to mean in his life. At that moment he saw only a nun, gripping her rosary, in great extremity. Only the power of Spirit could have set the stage for the cataclysmic transformation of both their lives that was about to take place. His role was to offer a hand to the nun of 20 years and lift her out of the mire of conflict that gripped her soul. The nun had to reach back and grasp that hand and not let go. Her very life was at stake that she should do so. Her love of God and desire to do His will had motivated her to follow the calling to be a Bride of Christ and to persevere through so many tumultuous years. Nevertheless, something deep inside was relentless in saying no – something holding mystery and demanding the truth be revealed. Many voices had to be silenced before Sister Anne could hear the voice of her own heart.

This book is also reflective of our times. Sister Anne’s questions regarding her Christian faith are echoed widely in the voices of today’s media. She does not deal with them on a theoretical level, however, but in terms of the enormous step she is about to take that will change her life forever. Her faith never wavers throughout and that is her strength.

The power of this story to touch readers’ hearts and minds is in the transparent honesty with which it is told as well as its intense and gripping style. Benedictus is a thought-provoking book that will captivate even the most cynical of minds.

Benedictus will be featured in Christianity Today Magazine.

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About the Author
Anne O’Neill lives on the Oregon coast. She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from University of LaVerne, California. When working as a script writer in Hollywood, her dream was to one day write her own story – Benedictus.

BENEDICTUS ~~ The Story of Sister Anne
Anne E. O’Neill
Publication Date: November 8, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 244 pages; 978-1-4653-6408-1
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