About the Book
After a few years I still found myself thinking about convents closing, with fewer and fewer young women joining cloisters. Finally my curiosity prevailed and I called the closest convent of cloistered nuns. In our first call I spent two hours talking with the Mother Superior, Sister Mary Raymond. Over the next two years, she almost
always answered my endless questions via email. We met frequently for marathon visits, when she spoke to me of her calling while I amused her as she watched me stubbornly wrestle the ancient and heavy hand-held Speed Graphic.
Annie Appel is a documentary/fine arts photographer whose work can be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as private and corporate collections throughout the United States.