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A beautiful and haunting story of forbidden love, “Consolations” portrays a woman’s lifelong struggle to reconcile her all-too-human feelings with her quest for the highest spiritual life.
It is 1951 and young Fiona Ingram is full of the fervor of a new convert. Following in the footsteps of her inspiration, Thomas Merton, she abandons a promising academic career and enters Epiphany Monastery, ablaze with the certainty that a life dedicated to seeking God alone is the great adventure – and that it is meant for her.
What she finds there is not what she expects: Rev. Nathan Woods, a Jesuit and professor of theology who comes to give the annual retreat. When their forbidden
affair ends abruptly, Fiona, now Sister Bridget, suffers a split in her soul. Under the guidance of the compassionate abbess, she tries to “reclaim her heart” and her lost fervor. She conforms outwardly as…
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