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My Life of Drink and One-Night Stands Left Me Feeling Hollow, Now I've Found The Answer...
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 04th, 2009

Posted on 11/04/2009 7:26:53 PM PST by Steelfish

My Life of Drink and One-Night Stands Left Me Feeling Hollow, Now I've Found The Answer: I'm Going To Be A Nun

KATIE COLBRAN 05th November 2009

New order: In a few weeks, Katie Colbran will become a trainee nun For the past four years, I've led the kind of glamorous life some people only dream about. Regularly jetting off to exotic destinations such as Rome, Istanbul and Marrakech, I've been fortunate enough to stay in some of the most exclusive hotels and see some amazing sights.

I've made dozens of friends, partied until the early hours in some of the world's glitziest clubs and had several gorgeous lovers.

But in just a few weeks' time, I'll be swapping it all for a life of quiet contemplation in a religious community in Essex.

One day, hopefully about six years from now, I hope to take my vows and become Sister Katie, the Catholic nun.

My friends and family cannot believe what I'm doing. They have visions of me taking a vow of silence and locking myself away in a convent, or turning into the type of nun such as the ones in The Sound Of Music.

They find it hard to believe that I'm turning my back on my hedonistic life in order to enter a religious community and devoting my life to God. But I don't see it in terms of what I'm going to be losing.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Religion
KEYWORDS: bornagain; catholic; culturewar; hedonism; nun; sexpositiveagenda; sisterkatie
St. Augustine in "Confessions"

"Our hearts are restless O Lord, until they rest in Thee"

1 posted on 11/04/2009 7:26:54 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Trading one habit for another?


2 posted on 11/04/2009 7:27:56 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Steelfish

Yeah well. She’s not the only one with a similar story.I souldnt be a nun so I went to aa.


3 posted on 11/04/2009 7:31:30 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Steelfish

Perhaps she felt it was time to save her soul. I’d say, “about time.”


4 posted on 11/04/2009 7:31:34 PM PST by mia
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To: Nervous Tick
Trading one habit for another?

LOL! That's a classic!

5 posted on 11/04/2009 7:31:49 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Nervous Tick

No great loss to the dating pool.....


6 posted on 11/04/2009 7:34:29 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Steelfish
a trainee nun

Isn't that called a Novice?(novitiate).

7 posted on 11/04/2009 7:36:09 PM PST by JOE6PAK (~in vino veritas~)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

>> No great loss to the dating pool.....

Yeah, once they’re “hollowed out”, no guy wants ‘em any more.


8 posted on 11/04/2009 7:36:10 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Steelfish

Jesus finds his sheep.


9 posted on 11/04/2009 7:36:40 PM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: All

Quitter!!!


10 posted on 11/04/2009 7:37:19 PM PST by texan75010
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To: Steelfish

Actually, the nuns drove me to it.


11 posted on 11/04/2009 7:37:55 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Steelfish

Trust me people, this thread would be ruined with pics.


12 posted on 11/04/2009 7:38:21 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Steelfish

There is a fascinating book on this subject called This House of Brede by Rumer Godden.

Great read.


13 posted on 11/04/2009 7:39:38 PM PST by mlmr (Angry with what leftists are doing to our country, our children and our culture...)
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To: mnehring

>> Trust me people, this thread would be ruined with pics.

Right. For one thing they’d be limited to black and white.


14 posted on 11/04/2009 7:41:11 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Steelfish

What’s the difference between a nun at prayer and Lady Ga Ga taking a bath?

A nun has hope in her soul. (You’ve got to think about it, but not too long or you could hurt yourself.)


15 posted on 11/04/2009 7:42:19 PM PST by tumblindice (Republicrats=Demoblicans)
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To: Steelfish

if i lived during the middle ages, i would have become a nun... i do sometimes have daydreams of being a nun... even as a young girl i would daydream about that... i know i have completely romanticized what it would be like... even more appealing to me is the idea of being a monk! haha...


16 posted on 11/04/2009 7:43:07 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Nervous Tick

Let’s have nun of those puns! LOL.


17 posted on 11/04/2009 7:43:45 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: tumblindice

That is just wrong.. wrong I say.. wrong..


18 posted on 11/04/2009 7:44:22 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Steelfish

She can tell her past lovers they can have nun tonight or any night.


19 posted on 11/04/2009 7:47:18 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Romak 7.62X54MM, AK47 7.62X39MM, LARGO 9X23MM, HAPINESS IS A WARM GUN BANG BANG YEA YEA)
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To: Nervous Tick
Old saying, "Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere else".

She's having it both ways.

20 posted on 11/04/2009 7:48:20 PM PST by Rapscallion (Tyrant Obama damages America more every day.)
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To: latina4dubya

f i lived during the middle ages, i would have become a nun... i do sometimes have daydreams of being a nun... even as a young girl i would daydream about that... i know i have completely romanticized what it would be like... even more appealing to me is the idea of being a monk! haha...

As someone who works closely with people there seems to be a great big hole in our culture that was previously filled by convents and monestaries. Places where people who dont quite fit in society can be connected and with one purpose. People who are passionate and need a channel with meaning (Star Trek doesnt really do it). I think that religous orders are important and would make our culture a better place.


21 posted on 11/04/2009 7:48:25 PM PST by mlmr (Angry with what leftists are doing to our country, our children and our culture...)
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To: Steelfish

St. Augustine also said,

“O Lord, make me a saint! But not yet!”

BTW, his long-suffering mother St. Monica insured through her prayers that he would indeed achieve sainthood.


22 posted on 11/04/2009 7:56:34 PM PST by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: Steelfish

Can't imagine her having the kind of glamorous life she claims to have had. I am happy, that she has turned her life around though. Serving God rather than our selves is a very rewarding thing to do.

23 posted on 11/04/2009 7:58:54 PM PST by NRA2BFree (President Obama agreed to commit an additional 40,000 troops to help fight Fox News," Jay Leno)
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To: Steelfish

24 posted on 11/04/2009 7:59:25 PM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: elcid1970

St. Augustine also said,

“O Lord, make me a saint! But not yet!”

And my grandmother used to say:

“Devil, get behind me, and PUSH!”


25 posted on 11/04/2009 8:04:32 PM PST by mlmr (Angry with what leftists are doing to our country, our children and our culture...)
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To: 2harddrive

“Let’s have nun of those puns! LOL.”

Well that is just plain nunsense.......ba dum bump


26 posted on 11/04/2009 8:22:19 PM PST by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: Fido969

I’d hit it.


27 posted on 11/04/2009 8:37:03 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles
Yeah...I couldn't be a Nunn either. And they wouldn't let me make beer at the monastery or at the Buddhist temple.

So I got married. Same thing.
(not really crazy about that 'no sex' rule though)
28 posted on 11/04/2009 8:49:31 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: goseminoles

“Yeah well. She’s not the only one with a similar story.I souldnt be a nun so I went to aa.”

Hey, I resemble that remark!


29 posted on 11/04/2009 9:08:55 PM PST by EEDUDE
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To: 2harddrive

You can’t get nun from a nun.


30 posted on 11/04/2009 9:10:58 PM PST by EEDUDE
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To: Steelfish

reminds me of a song:
“i’ve been to paradise, but i’ve never been to meee.”


31 posted on 11/04/2009 9:29:05 PM PST by madamemayhem (defeat isn't getting knocked down, it's not getting back up)
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To: Fido969
Katie is giving up her job with British Airways

Max load restrictions.
32 posted on 11/04/2009 9:34:40 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: mlmr

I read This House of Brede many years ago and it made a great impression on me. I highly recommend it. But it’s upsetting, be forewarned. The crisis in faith for the woman in the book came when her young son died in an horrific way. Her first challenge was giving up smoking. She would lie on her cot at night dreaming of a cigarette.... I’m not a Catholic, but this book was truly meaningful.


33 posted on 11/04/2009 10:04:36 PM PST by Island Girl
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To: Nervous Tick

in my 12 years here, that is probably the most offensive thing I’ve read here...shame on you.


34 posted on 11/04/2009 10:08:30 PM PST by Hildy
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To: latina4dubya
One word about living in the middle ages, or ancient whatever, or the Victorian age, that will put a damper on fantastic imaginations:

Dentistry.

35 posted on 11/04/2009 11:43:24 PM PST by Othniel (Meddling in human affairs for 1/20 of a millenium......)
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To: Othniel

Another word about living in the Middle Ages:

Sanitation.


36 posted on 11/05/2009 3:53:32 AM PST by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: Hildy

Thanks! but, I bet you say that to ALL the offenders.


37 posted on 11/05/2009 5:03:21 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Hildy

While a bit crude, the video of the NJ school kids singing the Obama song was much more offensive.


38 posted on 11/05/2009 6:33:02 AM PST by CTOCS (Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.)
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To: Island Girl

Nice to hear from someone who has read and enjoyed the work. I really enjoyed the introduction into another world and the characterizations were strong,


39 posted on 11/05/2009 8:53:35 AM PST by mlmr (Angry with what leftists are doing to our country, our children and our culture...)
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To: Island Girl

Nice to hear from someone who has read and enjoyed the work. I really enjoyed the introduction into another world and the characterizations were strong,


40 posted on 11/05/2009 8:53:39 AM PST by mlmr (Angry with what leftists are doing to our country, our children and our culture...)
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