Books: Nun Exhumed

MERE MARIE or THE URSULINES — Agnes Repplier — Doubleday, Doran ($2.50).

You will be not only on the side of the angels but of two book-of-the-month clubs (Catholic and nonsectarian) if you like this book. In short, it is edifying as well as informative. If you want to be amused or entertained, try something else.

The Ursulines, as every good Catholic knows, are a teaching order of nuns (established 1572). Mere Marie de l'Incarnation (1599-1670) was born in Tours, named plain Marie Guyard. At 17 she married a M. Martin and bore...

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