Sr. Mary Catharine Perry, O.P., a Dominican nun of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, New Jersey, has taken a unique approach to providing others a glimpse into the cloistered life. A talented writer, she penned a novel, “Amata Means Beloved,” the story of Sister Maria Amata–the former Emily Barone–who enters newly–established Mater Christi
Monastery. Eager to become a spouse of Christ, Sister Maria Amata finds that living in the monastery with the other nuns radically confronts her understanding of the life itself and her own motives. The author says that portraying a positive, real picture of cloistered nuns was one of the reasons that she began writing the novel. She also wanted to share with the reader the profound and essential truth of the joy and freedom that comes from responding to God’s grace.
To order a copy of “Amata Means Beloved,” visit the Sisters’ website