Theodora Hawksley
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'Why I decided to become a nun'

The number of women becoming nuns has reached a 25-year high, the Catholic Church in England and Wales has said.

According to the figures, 45 women entered Catholic convents last year, compared to just seven in 2004.

Theodora Hawksley, 29, was until recently a post-doctoral researcher in theology at the University of Edinburgh.

At the beginning of the year she decided to end her career as an academic, and begin her training to become a nun.

  • 23 Apr 2015
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