Suffer The Little Children
The True Story Of An Abused Convent Upbringing
By Frances Reilly
The heartbreaking yet inspiring account of a young girl who suffered horrifically at the hands of nuns in the Nazareth House Convent in Northern Ireland.
The heartbreaking yet inspiring account of a young girl who suffered at the hands of nuns in the Nazareth House Convent in Northern Ireland.
Frances Reilly and her sisters were abandoned by their mother outside Nazareth House Convent - a Belfast orphanage run by nuns. Little did they know the unimaginable cruelty they'd endure within its walls.
Frances suffered horrifically at the hands of the Sisters: brutally beaten, worked like a slave, abused and molested, the convent regime stripped her of everything - education, innocence and childhood. But the hope of rescue or escape never left her.
Years later, Frances would face her demons in court, bringing to account those who so viciously stole her youth. SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN is a gripping and moving story of one child's spirit of survival.
Frances Reilly does not know when she was born. Abandoned with no birth certificate, her only records were lost at the convent. She lives in Colchester with her family and has recently settled her civil case against the Poor Sisters of Nazareth Convent.
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12 Nov 2009
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As the true story of abuse in a convent upbringing, this is a particularly harrowing account...the pain and fear that Reilly felt during this period is almost tangible in her frank prose. — BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH