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Marina Warner spent years unable to set foot in a Catholic church. “I went to a convent school,” she explains, “but renounced it as a young woman. For a long time it remained too painful. I felt flattened if I tried to go inside a church, sinful, excluded and so wretched, but now all that turmoil has passed. And,” she adds almost conspiratorially, “I find myself quite liking the serenity of it again.”

via Marina Warner and the cult of Mary – Telegraph.