The following are personal essays from a book project I did in 2005, BEHIND THE WALLS: LIFE OF CONVENT GIRLS (Anvil, 2005). For more information about the book, please visit https://ceciliabrainard.com/book/behind-the-walls/ . The publisher Anvil Philippines may have a few copies left in their online store.
The book has been praised by Loida Nicolas, Chair and CEO, TLC Beatrice Foods as follows:
“The stories in this book will give readers an inkling of how and why the colegiala women think, speak and act as they do. The nuns have definitely put their stamp on our psyche — for good and for not so good. But most of all, they taught us how to live and how to overcome.”
I’ll be posting articles from that book in this blog post, so check back:
Dr. Herminia Meñez Coben — “Behind the Walls of St. Scholastica’s College”
Gemma Cruz-Araneta — Benevolent Assimilation
3. Neni Sta Romana Cruz — Growing Up St. Scholastican
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