In today's Tuesday Teaser, two of the male characters in Each Angel Burns by Kathleen Valentine are discussing virgo intacta (virginity) among nuns and why a woman would choose that life. The speaker is a priest.
"... You know, in the Middle Ages most women's lives were pretty bleak. But in convents women were educated and could write, paint, play and compose music .... There were intelligent women who considered that a better choice than being a literal slave and bearing endless children."
(at 5% on my Kindle)
Blurb from Goodreads:
Each Angel Burns is the story of three people at crossroads in their lives--a tale of enduring friendship, of faith, of great evil and greater love--and of how they culminate in a miracle.
(For a more detailed synopsis, see the description on Amazon.)
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