Taking the Veil.-Interview afterward with the Superior.-Surprise and Horror at the Disclosures .-Resolution to Submit.
I was introduced into the Superior's room in the evening preceding the day on which I was to take the veil, to have an interview with the Bishop. The Superior was present, and the interview lasted about half an hour. The Bishop on this as on other occasions appeared to me habitually rough in his manners. His address was by no means prepossessing.
Before I took the veil, ✝ I was ornamented for the ceremony, and was clothed in a rich dress belonging to the Convent, which was used on such occasions; and, placed not far from the altar in the chapel, in the view of a number of spectators, who had assembled, in number, perhaps, about forty. Taking the veil is an affair which occurs so frequently in Montreal, that it has long ceased to be regarded as a novelty; and, although notice had been given in the French parish church as usual, only a small audience have assembled, as I have mentioned.
Being well prepared with a long training, and frequent rehearsals, for what I was to perform, I