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Johnson, Mary

Summary: Traces the story of a former nun who devotedly worked alongside Mother Teresa in service to the world's poor, describing her teenage decision to enter a convent, the struggles she faced as an independent thinker, and her decision to leave the church after twenty years.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JOHNSON, MARY JOH

Summary: High plains drifter: When "The Stranger" rides into the sin-ridden town of Lago, bullets fly as he battles three ruthless gunmen in a pulse-pounding shoot-'em-up.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Western DVDs, Call number: DVD WESTERN CLI

Summary: Includes four holiday films, plus bonus material, including trailers and featurettes.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2011

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY FOU

Summary: A street smart party girl gets mixed up in a violent drug deal and finds a possible way out by masquerading as a Nun.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD HAB

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: A nightclub singer is forced to take refuge from the mob in a convent. While there she turns the convent choir into a "soulful chorus of swingin' sisters." The sudden celebrity of the choir jeopardizes her identity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2000

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Bourassa, Lorraine B.

Summary: Adelard Comtois, son of Simon Comtois and Olivine Ducharme, married Caroline Lambert 26 July 1886 in St. Didace, Quebec. They had ten children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Quebec.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Higginson Book Co 2001

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.2 COMTOIS Bourassa

Macomber, Debbie.

Summary: Almost forty years after entering the convent, three nuns decide to leave the sisterhood for the exciting and confusing world outside.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2003

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC MAC

Macomber, Debbie.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MAC

Toomey, Christine

Summary: In 2011, Christine Toomey met an unforgettable group of Tibetan Buddhist nuns. After hearing their stories—of prison, extreme hardship, and ultimately fleeing across the Himalayas into exile—she resolved to learn more about the private, courageous women of Buddhism: who they are, their experience of suffering, what motivates them to seek enlightenment, and what stands in their way. Toomey’s...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Experiment 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.3 TOO

Summary: Nuns, guns, and cannabis. Meet Sister Kate, former high-flying corporate executive, reborn rebel and founder of Sisters of the Valley, California's fastest growing marijuana farm, providing medical cannabis to those in need. This is her journey to becoming a voice for the unheard, and possibly the most feared nun in the world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BRE

Summary: Nun Colleen has avoided all contact with her family until her mother emails her that her brother has returned home. She returns home to Asheville, North Carolina and finds her goth-inspired bedroom just as she hed left it. Despite her parents being happy to see her, unease and awkwardness abound. Her brother is living as a recluse in the guesthouse since returning home from the Iraq War. During...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY LIT

Macomber, Debbie.

Summary: A novel of faith and self-discovery follows three women--all of whom join an order of nuns, and then leave--as they each embark on extraordinary journeys to discover their true place in the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mira 2003

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MAC

Tremayne, Peter

Summary: "Ireland, A.D. 671. An Anglo-Saxon delegation arrives in Cashel to debate the new religious rules that have been handed down from Rome. The Abbot of Imleach leads the Irish delegation, which is hostile to the new rules from outsiders. Among the Anglo-Saxon group is Brother Eadulf's own younger brother Egric, whom Eadulf hasn't seen for many years. When the debate quickly becomes acrimonious, a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: M TRE

Tremayne, Peter

Summary: "Ireland, A.D. 671. It is the beginning of the summer season and the Kingdom of Muman is preparing to celebrate the Great Fair of Cashel. It is an extravagant nine days of contests, food, and endless entertainment. Circumstances have led Fidelma and Eadulf far and wide across the kingdom, and they have been absent from the Great Fair for many years. But, for once they haven't been called away...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: M TRE

Turner, Dennis J.

Summary: "The book is a fictional memoir based on actual events. The inspiration for the book came from hundreds of letters and other accounts written by Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur who were living in German-occupied Belgium and Italy during World War Two. Turner created a composite character, Sister Christina, who is described as an Ohio farm girl, who joined the Sisters of Our Lady of Namur to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cincinnati Book Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TUR

Summary: Majesty gives way to mystery, and marks a harrowing descent into madness, when a young British nun is ordered to establish a convent in the remote Himalayan mountains. Sister Clodagh (Kerr) is a serious young novitiate assigned to lead a crucial mission, with the reluctant recommendation of her Mother Superior. Together with a disparate group of nuns, Sister Clodagh will face strange peoples...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2000

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BLA

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives who care for expectant mothers in the East End of London in the late-1950s to mid-1960s.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV CAL

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD CALL

Summary: Warsaw, December 1945: the Second World War is finally over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic one night begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN INN

Summary: Focuses on the life and work of Mother Teresa with words and pictures that even the youngest child will enjoy. Children will happily learn that Mother Teresa was a person whose strong faith and trust in God helped her make incredible changes in our world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Vision Video 2006

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MOT

Gigliotti, Jim

Summary: Presents the life of an Albanian girl, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, who became known as Mother Teresa and spent most of her life serving "the poorest of the poor" in Calcutta, India.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET TERESA

Carlson, David

Summary: A teenage girl has vanished in Santa Fe. Nearby, in the Trappist monastery of St. Mary of the Snows, a beautiful young nun is stabbed to death. Father Nicholas Fortis is on sabbatical at St. Mary's, and when Lieutenant Christopher Worthy of the Detroit Police Department is flown in to help find the missing teenager, the Orthodox monk asks his friend to delve into the nun's murder as well. The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coffeetown Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAR

Jackson, Lisa.

Summary: When the body of young novice Sister Camille is found garroted in St. Marguerite's cathedral, Detectives Bentz and Montoya are called in. For Montoya, the brutal crime scene is disturbingly familiar: his aunt, also a nun, was murdered. And the connections don't end there. More nuns are dying, brutally slaughtered by someone who seems to know their darkest secrets.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2012

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC JAC

Prejean, Helen

Summary: The author of Dead Man Walking, the nation's foremost leader in efforts to abolish the death penalty, shares the story of her growth as a spiritual leader, speaks out about the challenges of the Catholic Church, and shows that joy and religion are not mutually exclusive.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PREJEAN, HELEN PRE

Uss, Christina

Summary: Left at the Mostly Silent Monastery in Washington, D.C. as a toddler and home-schooled by a retired nun, twelve-year-old Bicycle rides cross-country to meet a famous cyclist who she hopes will be her first friend.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC USS

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