Beginning July 3, 2018, the library is open five more hours per week! New hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Following our software upgrade, some users may find they have difficulty accessing or using their account. If you are having trouble, please phone our library and we can renew and place holds over the phone - 604-892-3110
The history of nuns mirrors the history of all women--in what we are taught about the past, women are almost invisible. Although today's one million nuns outnumber priests two to one, they must struggle to be heard by the all-male Roman Catholic hierarchy from which they are excluded. Behind the Veil: Nuns is the first film ever to record from a global perspective the turbulent history and remarkable achievements of women in religion, from pre-Christian Celtic communities to the radical sisters of the 1980s. Contemporary nuns of strength, dignity and commitment speak of their lives and of their predecessors.