Ring Around the Rosary by Gretchen Grossman
The book, Ring Around the Rosary, describes a bittersweet relationship between the narrator and the Catholic Church. It reflects visual charm as seen through the eyes of a youngster, traditions and memories of fanciful mythology, the sentiment of a loving heavenly mother and father, the powerful and inspiring Latin music, and a warm family life centered on religious devotion. The story has to do with the intoxicating romantic side of the monastic life, the safety of discipline that put each day in good order.Order Ring Around the Rosary Book
The bitter realization of the enormity of sin consumed her life and ruled her fate from childhood. She carried the heavy burden of monasticism, paralyzed by the mindset that she could never please God and herself at the same time. The hatred and fear of her lonely existence caused a rebellion in her soul where severance from everything she once loved was the only reasonable answer.
The story is about a girl who blindly followed the Church, entered a nunnery after high school and is tortured by that restrictive life until she finally gathered the courage to leave at all risks. Anxious to find social grounding, she rushed into a marriage neither she nor her husband were suited for. But the surprising birth of two children strengthened their bond, even while the marriage slowly and meticulously unraveled. Once again she tempted the shame of society. The book ends with a reflection on how her attempts to find her life’s purpose had only led her farther away from its meaning.Order Ring Around the Rosary