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