Sisters in the convent said they had no idea she was expecting a baby.
She ran off, as so many young Catholic girls with similar urges did in those pre-liberation days, to the convent.
The trilogy follows Kate and Baba, two lasses from the Shannon bogs, from convent school to the bright lights of London.
She faked a growing belly using pillows in order to cover for her pregnant daughter (whom she, naturally, sent away to a convent).
“Put away” in a convent by an Irish society dominated by the Catholic Church, she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy.
The Lady Abbess was a pious woman, the head of a convent of holy nuns.
"Grandma Loekermann did it at the convent, ages ago," she told him.
Fear of her fathers threat to send her away to a convent school if she did not show rapid signs of improvement made her pause.
The last scene of the second act is in the gardens of the convent of Virgins of the Sun.
I labor for a sacred cause, and until that is accomplished, I shall enter no convent—it is to pay my father's debts.
c.1200, covent, cuvent, from Anglo-French covent, from Old French convent, from Latin conventus "assembly," used in Medieval Latin for "religious house," originally past participle of convenire "come together" (see convene). Not exclusively feminine until 18c. The form with restored Latin -n- emerged early 15c. The Middle English form remains in London's Covent Garden district (notorious late 18c. for brothels), so called because it had been the garden of a defunct monastery.
COVENT GARDEN ABBESS. A bawd.
COVENT GARDEN AGUE. The venereal diſeaſe.
["Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1796]