Religion: The Little Sisters

The mother superior hardly knew what to make of it. Here was a nun in her 20s, an attractive French girl with a wisp of brown hair sticking out from under the light blue veil of her habit, walking about alone in the streets of Madrid. What the nun told the mother superior, in a combination of French and halting Spanish, was almost equally surprising: she had come from Aix-en-Provence to establish the first house of her order, the Little Sisters of Jesus, in Spain. She asked the mother superior of the Casa de...

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