Huntley, Ill. (PRWEB) February 13, 2012
“A Life Like Nun Other” follows Zemba as she develops into a young woman and begins to evaluate the choice she made 13 years ago to enter the convent, in light of society’s changing times and conditions.
“Not all nuns fit one stereotype,” says Zemba, “and even deeply religious institutions change as time goes on.”
An excerpt from “A Life Like Nun Other”:
I gradually became conflicted, however, because suddenly some characters in Rome (Cardinals) decided that all Sisters should go back to traditional habits and live in convents again. In other words, they didn’t like our rule change. This disturbed me because Rome did nothing for religious communities. They gave us no support financially and our community was struggling to care for the aged Sisters. I kept wondering what would happen to me when I reached retirement.
“I want readers to know, whatever their biases or background are, that there are good people who remain in religious service. Those who left are not of lesser character, but may have found that they can have a continuation of service to others in different forms.”
About the Author
Joyce E. Zemba was in the convent for 13 years – a year as an Aspirant and a year as a Postulant, then 11 more years as a nun. Zemba spent this time at a Mother House and on location at two different missions. She is a retired school administrator with a B.S. from Alvemo College, and a M.A. from Concordia University. She resides in Huntley, Illinois with her husband.
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