"Just as we did a hundred years ago," said the young councillor Dame Catherine Ismay.
That took him aback.
"Didn't you know?" asked Dame Beatrice, sweetly. "When we first came to Brede that was how we had to live. We could not wear our habits, and were not allowed enclosure until 1880. We had to fight to get our grilles."
--In this House of Brede, by Rumer Godden.