A surprise choice as she was young, inexperienced and from a well-to-do background.
Hooray, thought the nuns who had been running wild and putting pleasure above piety in this neglected convent. They were in for a shock — it was Discipline with a big D, harsh and unrelenting.
A rebellion ensued, and was quickly subdued — any nun who persevered was forced to pack her rags and go.
Prospects for penniless ex-nuns in the outside world was even more grim than in the convent, where at least they had a roof overhead and free meals.