07 March 2024, The Tablet


An achingly beautiful memoir tells of life in a Carmelite monastery, its beauties and its grave shortcomings.


Discalced Carmelite sisters
Marqués de la Force / Wikimedia Commons

Catherine Coldstream, daughter of the distinguished painter Sir William Coldstream, is associate editor of MONK arts magazine. This book is the story of the 12 cloistered years she as a Carmelite nun.
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