Chapel Bells to Barbells

by Marion Keane

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 23/03/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781504306973

About the Book

This book includes the following:

—What it was like growing up in Brisbane during and after the Second World War
—An insight into the life of a Catholic nun before and after Vatican II
—The stress of being a carer and how I dealt with it
—My journey to becoming an Australian powerlifting record holder at the age of seventy-three
—How to keep fit, active, and healthy beyond seventy

About the Author

Marion Keane was born in Dirranbandi, Queensland, Australia in 1940. She was the fourth of eight siblings. At twenty years of age, she entered a Religious Order. After sixteen years, she was advised to obtain leave of absence. She subsequently obtained a release from the perpetual vows she had made. She later married. Her husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease eight years after they were married and she cared for him for nearly twenty years until he died.

To relieve the stress of being a carer, she joined a health club. At seventy-three years of age she entered a Powerlifting Competition and achieved an Australian record that she currently holds.