Church is also known as Lumen Gentium .) Some scholars argue that this was explicitly intended to reduce the power and authority of women religious. Mary Jo Weaver, New Catholic Women: A Contemporary Challenge to Traditional Religious Authority (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1985), p. 72.
3 Karen Armstrong , Through the Narrow Gate: A Nun’s Story ( London : Flamingo , 1981 ) and its sequel The Spiral Staircase (London: William Collins, 2004).
4 Sister Giles, The End and the Beginning (Stanhope: The MemoirClub, 2007).
5 Mary Loudon , Unveiled
49 Sister Giles , The End and the Beginning ( Stanhope : The MemoirClub , 2007 ), pp. 14 , 23.
50 FPA: Letter from Francis Pullen to community, 31 August 1968.
51 BFI: Tx 2.8.1972, A Girl Gets Temptations – But I Wanted to Give Myself to God (‘Whicker, Within a Woman’s World’ series) (1972).
52 OSC Much Birch: Darlington Chronicles, 1972, p. 57.
53 See for example Monique Luirard , The Society of the Sacred Heart in the World of Its Times 1865–2000 ( Saint Louis, MO : iUniverse , 2016 ), pp. 240 – 1 .