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The Murphy, built in 1884 as a nunnery and boarding house, became a hub.
Lyra, one hero, has just been born, and spirited away for her safety to a nunnery in Godstow.
American Protestants felt threatened, economically and culturally, and their pervasive fear found its most sinister, unhinged form in depictions of Catholic nunneries.
Despite having been raised a nonpracticing Christian, my visit to the nunnery, which had felt like a journey to a lost world, had moved me deeply.
Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse and wicked revelry.
That money will help pay for the renovation of the Kuhlman Building, which once served as a nunnery, a nursing school and dormitory, and administrative offices for the hospital.
One of very few monarchs to have earned madness as a title, the 16th-century Spanish Queen Juana la Loca, was dealt with by being forcibly confined to a nunnery.
She was dispatched to a nunnery upon the death of her husband, Emperor Taizong and, like Liu, hauled herself back to glory through guile and determination.
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