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  Maria Monk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maria Monk (27 June 1816 – summer of 1839) was a Canadian woman who claimed to have been a nun who had been sexually exploited in her convent.
In it, Monk claimed that nuns of the Sisters of Charity of a Montreal convent of the Hôtel-Dieu were forced to have sex with the priests in the seminary next door.
Maria Monk: Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk: Manchester: Milner: 1985 ISBN 0-665-38362-2.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Maria_Monk   (1305 words)

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The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk, as Exhibited in a Narrative of Her Sufferings During a Residence of Five Years as a Novice and Two Years as a Black Nun, in the Hotel Dieu Nunnery in Montreal was first published in January 1836.
Maria Monk was born to a Protestant family in St. Johns, Quebec in 1816 or 1817.
Maria Monk is believed to have contributed details of the city of Montreal and of the practices she observed in the Magdalene asylum.
www.english.upenn.edu /~traister/hughes.html   (2659 words)

 An Atmosphere Of Anti Catholic Sensationalism - Maria Monk
Maria Monk (1816?-1849) was a Canada woman who claimed to have been a nun who had been sexual abuse in her convent.
In it, Monk claimed that nuns of the Sisters of Charity of a Montreal convent of the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal were forced to have sex with the priests in the seminary next door.
The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk, excerpt The Superior now informed me that having taken the fl veil, it only remained that I should swear the three oaths customary on becoming a nun, and that some explanation would be necessary from her.
mywebpage.netscape.com /Abbott5052/maria-monk-an-atmosphere-of-anti-catholic-sensationalism.html   (540 words)

 THE REAL MARIA MONK (This Rock: October 1995)
Maria Monk was never a nun; she was not even a Catholic, and, although she undoubtedly provided much of the material of the "revelations," she did not herself write the book that has done so much harm and made her name notorious.
Maria Monk then told me that she would not go to him (alluding, as I understood, to the father of the child), for that he wanted her to swear an oath that would lose her soul forever, but jestingly said would make her a lady forever.
Maria Monk's story, though long ago discredited, still is used by a few Fundamentalist opponents of the faith, who argue that there must be some truth to it, even if some of the purported facts are incorrect.
www.catholic.com /thisrock/1995/9510clas.asp   (5408 words)

 Maria Monk
In January 1836 Maria Monk published a book titled Awful Disclosures in which she exposed various scandalous events that, according to her, had occurred at the Hotel Dieu convent in Montreal.
All babies born of these illicit encounters, Monk claimed, were baptized before being killed and dumped in a lime pit in the basement of the convent.
Maria Monk said that she had lived in the convent for a total of seven years before becoming pregnant by a priest.
www.museumofhoaxes.com /mariamonk.html   (443 words)

 The Monk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Monk is a Gothic novel by Matthew Gregory Lewis that first appeared in 1796.
Eventually, the story catches back up with Ambrosio, and in several pages of impassioned prose, Ambrosio is delivered into the hands of the Inquisition; he escapes by selling his soul to the devil for his deliverance from the death sentence which awaits him.
Ambrosio, the hypocrite foiled by his own lust, and his sexual misconduct inside the walls of convents and monasteries, is a vividly portrayed villain, as well as an embodiment of much of the traditional English mistrust of Roman Catholicism, with its intrusive confessional, its political and religious authoritarianism, and its cloistered lifestyles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Monk   (698 words)

 Maria Monk
By the time Monk was a teen, her mother could no longer control her wild daughter and had her committed to a Catholic asylum in Montreal.
According to Maria Monk's version of her biography, after making her vows she was forcibly introduced to her main responsibilities as a nun: serving the perverse sexual needs of Catholic priests.
Monk claimed a "Father Phelan" had gotten her pregnant and, fearing the murder of her own child, she fled the convent.
www.catholiceducation.org /articles/facts/fm0022.html   (1078 words)

 Maria Monk Reconsidered
And no wonder — for the author, “Maria Monk”, claimed that in the many years that she had been enclosed there in the cloister of the “Black Nuns,”; as the sable-clad Sisters of Charity were called, she had witnessed or been subjected to a number of horrific crimes and abuses.
Monk said she had personally witnessed an offspring from such a union being immediately baptized after birth, nonchalantly suffocated, and tossed into a pit of lime in the basement (where there were presumably others), with acid later added to dissolve the tiny corpse.
Maria Monk herself countered the claims of Stone in the back of her book with statements of nearby residents attesting to unexplained building supplies for interior alterations at the Hotel Dieu that happened shortly after she first spoke out in the newspapers.
www.theharrowing.com /mmonk.html   (2647 words)

 The Lie of Maria Monk Lives On
Maria Monk was the 19th century woman who claimed to be a nun that finally escaped after years of torture and sexual degradation at a convent in Canada.
Whether Monk's story was her invention or that of the ministers is not clear, though certainly the ministers - most notably Rev. J.J. Slocum - were the actual writers.
Monk painted a Catholic faith based on medieval superstition, inquisitorial tortures, crafty "Jesuitical" manipulation, suppression of the Bible and oppression of liberty.
www.catholicleague.org /research/mariamonk.htm   (1469 words)

 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
She was supposed to have been present at the murder of a nun who was resisting the priests’ advances and at the strangling of two babies after their baptism and to have found the place in the basement of the Hôtel-Dieu where the bodies were buried, as well as the tunnel communicating with the seminary.
Maria Monk is assumed to be the author of Awful disclosures of Maria Monk, as exhibited in a narrative of her sufferings during a residence of five years as a novice, and two years as a fl nun, in the Hotel Dieu nunnery at Montreal.
Stone, Maria Monk and the nunnery of the Hotel Dieu; being an account of a visit to the convents of Montreal, and refutation of the “Awful disclosures”.
www.biographi.ca /EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=37691   (1401 words)

 Monk - Mr. Monk Goes to a Fashion Show USA Network Series 1/13/06   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Monk learns that the woman's son is in jail for the murder of a fashion model.
Monk gets nervous and Nat tells him no. The clerk hands Monk a shirt and he checks the pocket and finds it was inspected by #6, he doesn't like him, he wants one inspected by #8.
Monk says she is lying, she can't practice cello with a long skirt like that.
www.geocities.com /malcolmtribute/monk.html   (3282 words)

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Maria Monk was born on June 1, 1816, probably in St. John's, Quebec, Canada, to a Protestant family.
In her book "Awful Disclosures", Maria claimed that she had lived in the convent for a total of seven years, but had left after becoming pregnant by a priest, being unable to bear the thought of having her child killed and dumped in the mass grave in the basement.
Subsequent Protestant testimony, however, proved that during the period of Maria Monk's alleged residence in the convent she was in actual fact living as a prostitute in the city.
www.angelfire.com /ms/seanie/mariamonk.html   (823 words)

 Maria Monk
She had even gone so far as to publish a plan of the interior of the nunnery, which was shown by careful examination to be incorrect in every particular, and in her second publication she described an island in St. Lawrence river that had no exist-once.
Maria's adherents believed in her after she had been repeatedly exposed by men of high reputation, and the Protestant residents of Montreal finally thought it necessary to deny her allegations in a public meeting held for the purpose.
Her " disclosures" were published in " Awful Disclosures by Maria Monk" (New York, 1836), and" Further Disclosures," with an introduction by Roy.
www.famousamericans.net /mariamonk   (594 words)

 USA Network | Monk - Monk - Episode: MR. MONK GETS MARRIED
Monk and Sharona soon arrive at the Waterford Institute for Marital Therapy posing as husband and wife.
Monk is confused: he now knows Padron is after the gold, and that Padron's marriage to Maria was a pretext to allow him to come here and examine the journals.
Monk and Sharona return to Waterford, more determined than ever to unmask Padron as the liar and con man they know him to be.
www.usanetwork.com /series/monk/theshow/episodeguide/episodes/s2_getsmarried/getsmarried.html   (871 words)

 Feral Monk Parakeets (Quaker Parakeets) in North America
The generality of the Monk Parakeet's diet, their ability to adapt to a variety of habitats, and their apparent great potential for rapid population growth suggest that they will continue their range expansion and population increase in the United States.
A little-known, distinctive subspecies of Monk Parakeet, Myiopsitta monachus luchsi, was observed during 13 days from December 1981 to March 1982 in the arid intermontane valleys in south central Bolivia.
The apparent preference exhibited by Monk Parakeets for nesting in eucalyptus against low native vegetation could be a result of the higher productivity of breeding pairs in the former habitat.
www.monkparakeet.com /research.htm   (1491 words)

 The Real Maria Monk
The ignorant mind that has blind spots about the pope and the Jesuits will accept Maria Monk with a certain gusto, but it must be admitted that Maria's chief appeal is to that distorted human appetite which has a disgusting relish for nastiness.
This gentleman, a Protestant and previously an ardent believer in the veracity of Maria Monk's story, went over to Montreal, fully determined to search the convent in question in confirmation of his belief, and afterward to publish for the benefit of the public whatever result might come from his visit.
Monk, who was accordingly informed of her daughter's conduct and her desire to withdraw from the Asylum.
catholiceducation.org /articles/facts/fm0023.html   (5316 words)

 Amazon.com: Veil of Fear: Nineteenth-Century Convent Tales: Books: Rebecca Reed,Maria Monk,Nancy Lusignan Schultz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Monk, who was in fact a Montreal prostitute rather than a nun, enjoyed the life of a literary star in New York before her hoax was uncovered.
Maria Monk cared deeply about the Catholic people who were going to die and go to hell because they never trusted what God said in the Bible.
Maria Monk's book is in fact largely in the tradition of -The Monk-, Matthew Lewis's lurid fictional tale of a priest who made a bargain with the Devil for carnal pleasure.
www.amazon.com /Veil-Fear-Nineteenth-Century-Convent-Tales/dp/155753134X   (1752 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Maria Monk
A short article about Maria Monk whose dishonest "disclosures" have fueled the flames of Anti-Catholicism in the United States since 1836.
Born in Canada, Monk claimed in her "Awful Disclosures" that she was raised a good Protestant girl and entered the convent school at the Hotel Dieu in Montreal for her education.
In that one, Monk picked up her tale of escape from the convent.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=154   (1094 words)

 Twice-told tales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Explicitly sexual (for its time) and glorying in its sadism, Monk's book detailed accounts of secret tunnels that ran between rectory and convent, the rape and torture of novices and nuns by evil priests, and the conception by nuns of priests' infants who were then baptized, murdered, and buried in convent walls.
Maria Monk, for instance, was mentally unstable, and her book was probably ghostwritten by a Protestant minister (perhaps Theodore Dwight).
Maria Monk notes in Chapter III that "while they heard me confess my sins [they] put questions to me which were often of the most improper and revolting nature, naming crimes both unthought and inhuman." And again Wills notes that "prayer with the boy was often a part of the seduction technique.
www.godspy.com /faith/Twice-told-tales.cfm   (2580 words)

 J. Bernard Delany, O.P.
Its survival perhaps illustrates the Hitlerian recipe for successful mass propaganda: "The bigger the lie and the more often it is repeated, the more likelihood there is of its being believed"—believed, that is to say, by those who want to believe it or who have no interest in the truth that it assails.
So strange are the aberrations of the human mind that people, otherwise normal and sensible and even pleasant companions, will be found ready to swallow Maria Monk and her without turning a hair.
The result of Col. Stone's inspection of the convent was the firm conviction and, in fact, the certain knowledge that the whole account of Maria Monk's was a pure fiction and Maria Monk herself an arrant impostor.
www.ewtn.com /library/ANSWERS/MARIAMNK.htm   (5147 words)

 Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk
I T was over a hundred years ago—in 1835—that Maria Monk, making her way from Canada to New York, startled the world with her "awful disclosures" of life in a Convent and, since that time, controversy has raged over her story.
It was, of course, only to be expected that its publication would immediately be followed by the denials of the people concerned in it.
Maria Monk, however, refused to be shaken in her testimony, and steadfastly avowed the truth of what she had written.
www.reformation.org /maria-monk.html   (748 words)

 AmericanHeritage.com / The Nun’s Story
For lending her name and person to this propaganda, Maria was lionized for a time by a group of Protestant clerics and sent out on a series of speaking tours.
Maria’s mother revealed that she had never been a nun at all but the runaway inmate of a Catholic asylum for delinquent girls.
Maria seems to have become a prostitute and died in prison after being arrested for pickpocketing.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/ah/2000/5/2000_5_11.shtml   (1274 words)

 Creative Loafing - Creative Loafing Atlanta: Arts: Feature: Full disclosure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Today the confessions of young Canadian Maria Monk would have propelled her to TV shows like "Geraldo" and "Hard Copy," and in her time she briefly became an American sensation, commanding fame and some political influence.
As a 10-year-old girl, Maria initially finds the nuns, reputed as "the holiest, most respected women in Canada," to be imperious and small-minded, though she finds a friend in the mischievous "Mad Jane Ray" (Jennifer Akin).
Laurie Beasley gives Maria a consistent and credible girlishness throughout, which suits the youth of the character, especially in the flashbacks to her childhood (whether real or fanciful).
atlanta.creativeloafing.com /gyrobase/Content?oid=oid:2994   (754 words)

 Maria Monk Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
Awful disclosures of Maria Monk, or, The hidden secrets of a nun's life in a convent exposed.
Awful disclosures of Maria Monk : as exhibited in a narrative of her sufferings during a residence of five years as a novice, and two years as a fl nun, in the Hotel Dieu nunnery at Montreal.
Awful disclosures, by Maria Monk, of the Hotel Dieu nunnery of Montreal : revised, with an appendix containing, Part I. Reception of the first editions.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Maria_Monk   (309 words)

 La Mision de Hermano Pablo Maria, Brother Pablo Maria Missionary
After 10 years as a monk at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Brother Pablo is now following a new path as a full time missionary.
With Jesus as his inspiration, the Holy Spirit as his guide, and under the watchful eye of our Mother Mary, Brother Pablo Maria is bringing the healing love of Jesus to the people of the world.
He and his missioners have visited jails, orphanages, hospitals, rehabilitation centers for all types of addictions, the lowly man on the small town street and the crowed churches of big cities.
www.pablomaria.com /english   (381 words)

 Monk Family Crest
The ancestors of the Monk family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English word munuc, of the same meaning, and would indicate that the original bearer was a Monk in the medieval period (celibacy among monks was not generally adopted until the later middle ages, so some of them would have had families).
In the Monk coat of arms as in all coat of arms the crest is only one element of the full armorial achievement.
www.houseofnames.com /xq/asp.fc/qx/monk-family-crest.htm?a=54323-224   (668 words)

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