A Change of Habit: A Spiritual Journey from Sister Mary Kateri to Sister Mary Vodka

A Change of Habit recounts a spiritual journey that started when a religious eddy hurls seventeen year old Patty into a convent in the 1960s Her deeply embedded guilt drives her to obey the Catholic Church, please her earthly father, and say yes to her heavenly Father But in the convent, she fails to find happiness in religious rites and rules Her time in the convent A Change of Habit recounts a spiritual journey that started when a religious eddy hurls seventeen year old Patty into a convent in the 1960s Her deeply embedded guilt drives her to obey the Catholic Church, please her earthly father, and say yes to her heavenly Father But in the convent, she fails to find happiness in religious rites and rules Her time in the convent parallels changes wrought in religious life by Vatican II, including changes of names and attire After leaving the convent following seven years of service, she assumes she can pick up her life and move on But once the religious habit comes off, long practiced habits of poverty, chastity, and obedience dog her into married life Finally facing the reality mirror, she breaks out the debilitating patterns learned in the convent.In finding true spirituality and finally listening to the God within, she shakes the destructive habit of guilt Her story speaks to like minded guilt sponges, offering hope on their personal spiritual quests She shares the seven secrets to guilt free living learned on her journey A Change of Habit is not the story of a girl breaking from the convent to live happily ever after the story s uniqueness hinges on how ingrained duty lodges This story of personal reinvention and empowerment that takes place over forty years shows that it s never to late to change one s future.
A Change of Habit A Spiritual Journey from Sister Mary Kateri to Sister Mary Vodka A Change of Habit recounts a spiritual journey that started when a religious eddy hurls seventeen year old Patty into a convent in the s Her deeply embedded guilt drives her to obey the Catholic C

  • Title: A Change of Habit: A Spiritual Journey from Sister Mary Kateri to Sister Mary Vodka
  • Author: Patty Ptak Kogutek, Ed.D.
  • ISBN: 9781452542812
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. A CHANGE OF HABIT: A Spiritual Journey from Sister Mary Kateri to Sister Mary Vodka By Patty Ptak KogutekA Change of Habit is a fast paced easy read. The author painstakingly takes the reader through her spiritual journey to find God and happiness. Her descriptive writing drew me in immediately to experience her world, her life. One does not have to be Catholic to appreciate this book. In many instances, I identified with the author and her experiences.The reader first meets Patty as a high scho [...]

    2. I bought this book at the San Francisco Book Festival in May 2013. I really enjoyed meeting the author. Since I've been into reading memoirs lately, I got the book. First of all, I found out that being a nun is not like the TV show, "The Flying Nun" or "The Sound of Music". This book gives a big insight to the Catholic church before and during the reformations of the 1960s. It is a definite Baby Boomer perspective of growing up with the implied four areas for woman, mom, teacher, nun or secretar [...]

    3. I'm not Catholic but I LOVED this book.An incredible journey and one of the finest books I've read.

    4. When I first saw this author's book being advertised somewhere, I knew I just had to read it. I did not want to read it because of the funky-sexy nun on the cover or for the title. I did not even want to read it because she lives here in my state. No, I wanted to read it because of this byline: "Sister Mary Kateri to Sister Mary Vodka." The truth is, I have known and seen many nuns/sisters in my life-time so, I thought this one had to be just absolutely crazy to write such a book or downright fu [...]

    5. This is an autobiographical story of Ptak’s experiences struggling to find inner happiness through becoming a nun and then a wife all the while looking for her answers outside herself. After leaving the nunnery, and then a marriage, she finally finds her seven secrets to happiness. From there she was able to develop a full live and move into a success marriage – and then write a pretty good book. This book gives an interesting insight into what live as a Catholic nun is like.

    6. This book is a heart wrenching journey of a young girl and her faith as she matures in to womanhood. I felt a kin to her although my experiences were very different.The book is well written. And educated even this Catholic of about the same age , and so I suggest this as a book to help you free yourself of your past and be grateful for your life !

    7. I liked A Change of Habit. Patty takes the reader on a journey of her life, starting in adolescence, by joining the convent, to discovering happiness outside of being a nun.

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