A teasing spiritual tale

The Crystal Fountain, by Noreen Mackey, Columba Press, €14.70.

17th March, 2007

The Crystal Fountain, by Noreen Mackey, Columba Press, €14.70.

What must the parishioners of Tallaght - or Bohernabreena, to be exact - have thought of a ceremony to consecrate a woman as a perpetual virgin?

Not a nun, but a perpetual lay virgin? Well, like many things in this book, the reader is left in tantalising ignorance.

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