Suffer The Little Children

The True Story Of An Abused Convent Upbringing

Author: Frances Reilly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409111237

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 7382

The heartbreaking yet inspiring account of a young girl who suffered at the hands of nuns in the Nazareth House Convent in Northern Ireland. Frances Reilly and her sisters were abandoned by their mother outside Nazareth House Convent - a Belfast orphanage run by nuns. Little did they know the unimaginable cruelty they'd endure within its walls. Frances suffered horrifically at the hands of the Sisters: brutally beaten, worked like a slave, abused and molested, the convent regime stripped her of everything - education, innocence and childhood. But the hope of rescue or escape never left her. Years later, Frances would face her demons in court, bringing to account those who so viciously stole her youth. SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN is a gripping and moving story of one child's spirit of survival.

Suffer The Little Children

The True Story Of An Abused Convent Upbringing

Author: Frances Reilly

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 9780752880808

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 6906

The heartbreaking yet inspiring account of a young girl who suffered at the hands of nuns in the Nazareth House Convent in Northern Ireland. Frances Reilly and her sisters were abandoned by their mother outside Nazareth House Convent - a Belfast orphanage run by nuns. Little did they know the unimaginable cruelty they'd endure within its walls. Frances suffered horrifically at the hands of the Sisters: brutally beaten, worked like a slave, abused and molested, the convent regime stripped her of everything - education, innocence and childhood. But the hope of rescue or escape never left her. Years later, Frances would face her demons in court, bringing to account those who so viciously stole her youth. SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN is a gripping and moving story of one child's spirit of survival.

Philomena

Eine Mutter sucht ihren Sohn

Author: Martin Sixsmith

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384370869X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9366

Philomena Lee ist selbst noch fast ein Kind, als sie hochschwanger im Kloster Zuflucht sucht. Doch statt Barmherzigkeit erwartet sie dort ein unerbittliches System: Im Irland der 50er-Jahre verkaufen die Nonnen jedes uneheliche Kind, das in ihrem Konvent geboren wird, mit neuer Identität in die USA. Wie viele andere Mütter verliert auch Philomena ihren Sohn, aus Anthony Lee wird mit drei Jahren Michael Hess. Mutter und Sohn können einander nicht vergessen, doch erst 50 Jahre später erfährt Philomena, was aus ihrem Sohn geworden ist.

Childhood and Violence in the Western Tradition

Author: L. W. B. Brockliss,Heather Montgomery

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 1830

Childhood and Violence in the Western Tradition works like a kaleidoscope, revealing new ways of seeing and new patterns of thinking about the role of violence in children's lives. Moving from the Judaic and Graeco-Roman origins of European civilisation to the present, it examines the cultures of violence in children's lives and the covert ferocity that lies at the heart of adult/child relationships. In a series of short essays, linked together by the editors under a series of thematic heads, the 34 contributors each look at a different aspect of violence and the impact that it has on children's lives. Ranging from child labour in ancient Mycenae to eugenics and abortion in the contemporary world, this book examines the often uncomfortable association between children and violence and looks at children's roles as victims, perpetrators and colluders in violence. By examining the ways in which peoples in the past have understood childhood and consequently how they have treated children, this book reveals the changing relationship between violence and childhood, as well as the links between parents, the state and the child. By placing our contemporary concern about abusive parenting in an historical perspective, the dimensions of the problem are better understood.

Rock Me Gently

A Memoir of a Convent Childhood

Author: Judith Kelly

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408806908

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9147

In the 1950s, shortly after her father's death, Judith Kelly was left in the care of nuns at a Catholic orphanage while her mother searched for a place for them to live. She was eight years old. But far from being cared for, Judith found herself in a savage and terrifying institution where physical, emotional and sexual abuse was the daily norm and the children's lives were reduced to stark survival. As the months became years and no word came from her mother, she sought comfort from the girls around her, and especially the bright, angel-voiced Frances. When a tragic accident robbed Judith of her dearest friend, the memories were too traumatic to confront. It was not until years later, on a Kibbutz in Israel, that a friendship with an elderly Holocaust survivor gave Judith the strength to revisit her past - and the orphanage of her broken childhood.

Beating the Odds - From shocking childhood abuse to the embrace of a loving family, one man's true story of courage and redemption

Author: Paul Connolly

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1784181404

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 2098

'She'd done more to belittle, undermine and scar me, with her ten years of scorn and hatred, than Starling with his brutal physical batterings or any of the others with their attempts at forced sexual contact. But no-one gets jailed for what they say, even when it amounts to deliberate mental torture...'As Paul Connolly struggled to leave behind his painful, humiliating childhood in the notorious St Leonard's children's home, the ghosts of his past would not let go. The paedophiles and sadists had damaged so many kids. Some had died, from suicide or heroin. Others, like Paul, had emerged, battered and illiterate, to try to find a place in the world. When a fall from a roof shattered his boxing ambitions, he survived in a brutal underworld of routine violence, before eventually building a career as a celebrity fitness trainer, working with the stars of fashion and film.After Against All Odds became a surprise bestseller, everything changed for Paul. He found himself speaking at the House of Lords, appearing on TV and getting involved in projects with abused kids and illiterate adults. But a rare heart infection almost killed him, and the old demons still haunted him.Four years later, Paul has made a new world for himself, centred on his young family and a successful training business that mends broken bodies, builds confidence and changes lives for the better. His story is a remarkable tale of endurance and survival - vivid, disturbing, but ultimately uplifting, as the beaten child who was once told 'You're rubbish; you'll never be worth a thing' becomes a man with the heart to love, live and embrace the future.

Keeping Faith

A Skeptic's Journey

Author: Fenton Johnson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544106881

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 8403

Observing an encounter between Catholic and Buddhist monks in 1996 at the Abbey of Gethsemani, near where he grew up in rural Kentucky, Fenton Johnson found himself unable to make the sign of the cross. His distance from his childhood faith had become so great -- he considered himself a rational, skeptical man -- that he could not participate in this most basic ritual. Impelled by this troubling experience, Johnson began a search for the meaning of the spiritual life, a journey that took him from Gethsemani to the San Francisco Zen Center, through Buddhism and back to Christianity, from paralyzing doubt to a life-enriching faith. Keeping Faith explores the depths of what it means for a skeptic to have and to keep faith. Johnson grew up with the Trappist monks, but rejected institutionalized religion as an adult. While living as a member of the Gethsemani community and the Zen Center, however, he learned to practice Christian rituals with a new discipline and studied Buddhist meditation, which brought him a new understanding of the deep relationship between sexuality and faith, body and spirit. Changed in profound ways, Johnson ultimately turned back to his childhood faith, now inflected with the accumulated wisdom of his journey. Johnson interweaves memoir, the personal and often shocking stories of Buddhist and Christian monks, and a revealing history of the contemplative life in the West. He offers lay Christians an understanding of the origins and history of their contemplative traditions and provides the groundwork needed to challenge orthodox understandings of spirituality. No matter their backgrounds, readers will find Keeping Faith a work of great power and immediacy.

Die dunklen Mauern von Willard State

Roman

Author: Ellen Marie Wiseman

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492971865

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 508

Zehn Jahre ist es her, dass eine schicksalhafte Nacht für Izzy Stone alles veränderte: Ihre Mutter erschoss ihren Vater, während er schlief. Seitdem lebt die nun 17-Jährige bei Pflegefamilien. Als sie für ein Museum Gegenstände ehemaliger Insassen der alten und berüchtigten psychiatrischen Anstalt Willard State Asylum katalogisiert, stößt sie auf einen Stapel ungeöffneter Briefe und das alte Tagebuch einer gewissen Clara Cartwright. Je mehr sie über Claras Leben in Erfahrung bringt, desto mehr klären sich auch die Rätsel ihres eigenen Lebens ...

Little Drifters

Kathleen's Story

Author: Kathleen O'Shea

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007532285

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 291

View: 430

In a true story of extreme hardship, suffering, and abuse, the author details the years she and her ten siblings spent incarcerated in convents and how they were driven apart in the cruelest ways imaginable.

Das tibetische Buch vom Leben und vom Sterben

Ein Schlüssel zum tieferen Verständnis von Leben und Tod

Author: Sogyal Rinpoche

Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook

ISBN: 3426413523

Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 8176

Der tibetische Meditationsmeister Sogyal Rinpoche führt uns an eine Lebenspraxis heran, durch die der Tod seinen Schrecken verliert und der Alltag an Freude gewinnt. Seine zeitgemäße Auslegung der buddhistischen Lehren des berühmten »Tibetischen Totenbuchs« hat weltweit einen maßgeblichen Rang erlangt. Sie ist zu einer unentbehrlichen Hilfe in der Krankenbetreuung und Sterbebegleitung geworden. Doch jeder Mensch kann durch dieses Buch nicht nur »die Kunst zu sterben«, sondern auch die »zu leben« lernen. Beide sind nach tibetischer Auffassung nur die zwei Seiten einer Medaille.

Little Drifters: Part 3 of 4

Author: Kathleen O’Shea

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0007573081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 67

View: 8446

Little Drifters can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 4 serialised eBook-only parts. This is PART 3 of 4 (Chapters 11-18 of 24).

Blumen der Nacht

Author: V.C. Andrews

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955308480

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8285

Von der Außenwelt abgeschlossen, vergessen von der Mutter, leben Cathy, Chris und die Zwillinge Carrie und Cory jahrelang im Halbdunkel eines Dachbodens. Die Mutter hält ihre eigenen Kinder von der Außenwelt fern, aus purer Geldgier. Sie wird nicht erben, wenn der Großvater von der Existenz seiner Enkel etwas erfährt...

Oliver Twist (Vollständige Ausgabe)

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736843445

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 1337

"Oliver Twist" ist ein Gesellschaftsroman von Charles Dickens, der unter dem vollständigen Titel "Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress" ("Oliver Twist oder der Weg des Fürsorgezöglings") von Februar 1837 bis April 1839 in Fortsetzungen in der Zeitschrift "Bentley's Miscellany" erschien. Oliver Twist ist Dickens' zweiter Roman. Er wurde mehrfach für Theater, Kino, Fernsehen und Comic adaptiert.

Die Geschichte der Einsamkeit

Roman

Author: John Boyne

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492971032

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9286

Odran Yates kommt 1972 an das renommierte Dubliner »Clonliffe Seminary«, um Priester zu werden. Voller Hingabe widmet er sich seinen Studien. Er kann es kaum erwarten, endlich Gutes zu tun. Vierzig Jahre später ist sein Vertrauen in die katholische Kirche jedoch zutiefst erschüttert. Er muss dabei zusehen, wie Priester vor Gericht stehen, wie einstige Würdenträger ins Gefängnis kommen und wie das Leben zahlreicher Kollegen zerstört wird. Odran zieht sich zurück – aus Angst vor den missbilligenden Blicken seiner Umwelt. Erst als bei einem Familientreffen alte Wunden aufgerissen werden, sieht er sich gezwungen, sich den Ereignissen zu stellen und seine Komplizenschaft zu erkennen.

Der Staat (illustriert)

Author: Platon

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635372755

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1231

„Der Staat“ ist ein Werk des griechischen Philosophen Platon, in dem über die Gerechtigkeit und ihre mögliche Verwirklichung in einem idealen Staat diskutiert wird. An dem fiktiven, literarisch gestalteten Dialog beteiligen sich sieben Personen, darunter Platons Brüder Glaukon und Adeimantos und der Redner Thrasymachos. Platons Lehrer Sokrates ist die Hauptfigur. Weitere Anwesende hören lediglich zu.

Der Wille meines Vaters

Wie ich seinem Wahn entkam

Author: Maude Julien,Ursula Gauthier

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426436078

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6200

Louis Didier ist Mitte 30, da adoptiert er die 6-jährige Tochter eines Bergarbeiters. Als sie zu einer jungen Frau heranwächst, heiratet er sie und zeugt ein Kind mit ihr: Maude. Die Familie zieht in ein abgelegenes Herrenhaus, dort sperrt der psychopathische Vater seine 3-jährige Tochter ein und verweigert ihr jeglichen Kontakt zur Außenwelt. Maude wird von ihrer Mutter unterrichtet, und ihr Leben besteht nur noch aus harter körperlicher Arbeit, Misshandlungen, Züchtigung und Schlägen. Das alles dient einem perfiden Plan: Didier Julien will Maude zum Übermenschen erziehen. Erst mit 19 Jahren gelingt es ihr, dem Elternhaus zu entkommen. In "Der Wille meines Vaters" erzählt Maude Julien eindringlich von ihrer entsetzlichen Kindheit und wie es ihr gelingt, sich von ihrem Vater zu befreien.