From Convent to Pentecost — The Testimony of Sister Charlotte Keckler

1. The testimony of an ex-nun of the Carmelite order, Sister Charlotte Keckler: Sister Charlotte Keckler was born in 1898, and entered the convent in 1911. Between the Wars she spent 22 years in cloistered convents, then escaped, only to be recaptured and to spend another 28 months in convents till she escaped the second time. A few years thereafter, in 1945, she experienced Christian salvation, and began giving this testimony throughout the United States and Canada. For the first half of the twentieth century she was a slave to apostate religion and in the second half, she got her liberty and her vocation, helping nuns to escape the same conventual prison she had suffered in, and testifying to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Charlotte lived her last years in Napa, California, and was a faithful saint of New Life Tabernacle, a United Pentecostal Church in that city, until she received her reward in glory, September 28, 1983. Her pastor was Rev. Paul Price at the time. The full story of her life can be read in the book, “From Convent to Pentecost” dictated by Sister Charlotte to Nilah Rutledge in 1957, with the request that it would only be published after her death, and published in 1999 by Rose of Sharon Books, Box 2183, East Dartmouth, Halifax, NS, B2W 3Y2, Canada. Her story can be verified by contacting T. F. Tenney, Superintendant, Louisiana District, UPCI (United Pentecostal Church) and Rev. Paul Price, Superintendent, Western District, UPCI, USA. She frequently gave public testimonies like the following in the 50s and 60s. May the Lord Jesus bless and enlighten you as you listen and read.

To download a PDF copy of “From Convent to Pentecost” right-click and Save as …. here.

HTML to read online:

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37

2. Audio files (MP3 format) of a live testimony of Charlotte Keckler:

The Testimony of Charlotte Keckler #1 (MP3 file),
The Testimony of Charlotte Keckler #2 (MP3 file)

3. Transcripts of two live testimonies given by Sister Charlotte on different occasions (PDF format).

The first transcribed Testimony on the PDF file gives rather more detail than the MP3 audio testimony about Sister Charlotte’s experiences after her first convent escape, and also about her conversion, and of her encounter with the healing power of Jesus at a Brother William Branham meeting. At the end of the first transcribed Testimony there is a transcript of the MP3 audio testimony.

PDF file of the Testimony of Charlotte Keckler (containing two transcripts of this Sister’s testimony given on different occasions).


  1. I am looking for the book as told to sister Nila by Sister Charlotte TITLED From Convent to Pentecost .I had the book and lent it out many times and have lost it and would like to replace it . Thank you

    UPDATE reply from Brother Richard: DONE! This is now online at this site on this page. Thanks for inspiring it!

  2. Blessings in Jesus to you my sister! I see it is difficult now to get hold of the book. I will see if I can find our copy and get permission to put it online. If not I’ll try some other means to get you a copy ASAP. The Lord Jesus bless you richly.

  3. The Roman Catholic Church system will never acknowledge or verify the contents of this book. They will push it aside as rubbish. Their hearts are so hardened to their core. It is an apostate system controlled by satan. They will not listen to a sound doctrine of the Bible. They wish to hear only what their itching ears want to hear. So God has already sent a strong delusion to believe a lie – satan is the king of lies. What all things are happening in the cloistered monasteries and convents are literally true and evidences are numerous; still no one bothers! In older times, God dictated and controlled mankind…but alas, today man manages god in his own design and will. Is it not astonishing today to see what is happening in many of the catholic churches and the affiliated churches? who controls, what?? Jesus, My Lord!

  4. Yes really Jesus has this all in control — the wicked’ll do wickedly, the so-called churches will all unite in the “Neo-Catholic” cult of Rev. 17 and the Russians will blow it to pieces. We got wings to fly so we’ll be rapture-ready.

  5. I ask that you please remove the picture of Saint Therese that you have posted above. She was a wonderful nun who loved God and had nothing to do with the gruesome tale “Sister Charlotte” told.

  6. Thank you for your polite request. However, I must tell you this dear sweet girl who attempted to serve God in the Vatican machine, namely Therese of Lisieux, has EVERYTHING to do with Sister Charlotte. Therese was locked away in her Carmelite convent only a few years before Sister Charlotte. Here are some pictures of Therese, taking on the role of Joan of Arc:


    Therese as Joan of Arc

    Can you tell me how a girl like this entered the Carmelite torture-house at 15 years old, a healthy, vibrant young woman, and died “of tuberculosis” at the staggeringly young age of 24? I think you can work it out after you have read the accounts of those who (like Sister Charlotte) managed, by a miracle of God to escape. Already when she visited Rome as a young teenager Therese witnessed for herself the obscene talk of priests around her and commented on it. With abuse proven in many courts across the world, can you imagine how these abusers would treat a captive young girl like this, when there’s not even the light of the press and media to intrude? I would also point out that the last prayer Therese uttered was for the work of the priest she seems to have admired most — who was a friend and colleague of Brother Chiniquy, the ex-priest and tireless American spiritual crusader against the evils of the Romanist so-called Church in the mid 19th century, and close friend of the great Abraham Lincoln.

  7. There was a lot of Tuberculosis back in those days, and I have never seen or heard any proof that Saint Therese was abused in the Carmelite Convent, but I honestly don’t know a lot about her. I do know she seemed to love being a nun, from what I have read. I just hate to see her associated with something as dark as this. I pray to her often, and love receiving the signs that she has heard me through the roses that she sends. Whatever the circumstances of her life were, she is most definitely in a good place now. One thing I definitely do know about Therese is that she loved The Lord more than anything.

  8. Thank you my friend for your simplicity and honesty. I, like you, can never hope to see inside the soul of Therese, but it looks to me as though she regretted her mistake in entering the conventual prison. She prayed for the priest I referred to in my earlier comment, Hyacinthe Loyson, for many years, and called him her spiritual “brother”. Please note this was a former priest and Carmelite who had left the Romanist Church in 1869, and was excommunicated. He then married a Protestant called Emilie and had a family. His close friendship with Chiniquy in America, shows he was thoroughly interested in reforming the Romanist system. He tried to do it, unlike Chiniquy, from “within” (which was a mistake), and formed a kind of “Gallican” community of his own. Now Therese counted this reformer her spiritual brother, and as proof of her feelings, offered for him her very last communion before passing on in 19 August 1897. This was when his doctrines and inclinations were well known. Make your own conclusions, but it seems to be this delightful and sweet girl was hoping for a spiritual exit if not a physical one. I trust the Lord Jesus in His great mercy granted that to her. Incidentally, and on a very important spiritual note, intercession with saints, as probably Therese would now tell you herself, is not the route to the heart of God, as the Scriptures tell us, there is ONLY ONE MEDIATOR between God and man, the man CHRIST JESUS (I Timothy 2:5). You will find, if you focus on the lovely Lord Jesus alone, you will be swept up into His Love, till all else is nothing.

  9. So did Charlotte and many many other child that gave their life to be a Carmelite nun, and there are many others who have escaped and have told their stories as well, no where in the Word of YHWH does it say we should suffer at the hands of other so called church members like the roman catholic beast church.I Thank YHWH that my mother never became the nun as she cries about how beautiful the church is!!!

  10. I have listened to the Testimony of Sister Charlotte Keckler, a very moving account and hard to imagine how such wickedness could have been allowed to happen, i have no doubt it was absolutely true. She described how babies fathered by priests would be suffocated soon after birth, unthinkable, must have had such devastating effect on the mothers.
    It makes you wonder how fellow human beings can be conditioned into taking part and being complicit in these acts of cruelty and deprivation, I imagine they were living their own lives in absolute fear and ignorance of the outside world.

  11. Blessings in Jesus! Yes, no doubt, you’ve got to be IN the world but not OF it, and this cloistered nun idea is a perversion of the true Christian separation from the world which is in INNER attitude, working out in daily life. If your heart’s right then the outward will be right too, but it doesn’t work the other way. Jesus said first make the inside of the cup clean, then the whole vessel will be clean (Matthew 23:26 “Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.”). The nuns are OUTWARDLY separated from the world but you can see by Charlotte’s example how much of the world was still in the nuns whilst they were locked in that system. How perfectly the Word of God prophesied these cults: 2 Tim 3:4ff: in the end time men will be “Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” I notice it says: “FROM SUCH TURN AWAY”.

  12. Thank you so much for keeping and preserving Charlotte’s testimony. I grew up Catholic and at the age of 25 saw it for what it truly was. I praise the Lord for delivering me from such a deception. Now 41yrs old I am trying to lovingly share with my Catholic friends the truth. A great series that exposes the false religions, especially Catholicism is called “Know your Enemy” by the Fuel Project on You Tube. I try to be like the Bereans Paul talks about in Acts, that video series definitely reveals those things and religions that do not line up with scripture . God Bless you and thank you for your tireless work for His Glory!!

  13. Thank you for your kind words. Blessings in Jesus to you and yours. I haven’t seen the YouTube site you reference till now but have quickly checked it out. I would be wary when you use this site as it includes along with some anti-Vatican stuff a lot of what appear to be erroneous, anti-Scriptural teachings about the Jews and the early American revolutionaries. You often find anti-Vatican teachings morphing into anti-Israel, anti-Semitic teachings amongst hyper-Calvinist fundamentalists, some “Southern Baptists” etc. Unfortunately, that effectively cancels out what would otherwise be a Scriptural approach to Vatican heresy. Being like the Bereans is a good policy. They checked out the things Paul was saying by the written Scriptures, and found they were so. That’s the way to go. As Jesus Himself did when confronted with the Devil, He said, It is written … It is written. The Devil hates the Scriptures, because they are the Truth and he is the lie.

  14. May the Lord Jesus bless you richly, my sister, and your mother and family. Your evident love for your mother and your concern for her soul is touching. Jesus will surely help her achieve salvation, if she hasn’t already got it, through His intercession working through your deep compassion. It is His Spirit actually working in you. As regards her salvation, I can simply quote what the Bible says: “Whoseoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be saved.” Acts 2:21. And that, of course, means what it says. Not “whosoever shall call on Mary” or “whosoever shall call on the saints” or “whosoever shall call on Jesus AND Mary” or “on Jesus AND the saints” or even “whosoever shall call on the government or the police or the lawyer or the priest” but ONLY AND ABSOLUTELY AT ALL TIMES IN ALL SITUATIONS ON THE LORD, Who is Jesus Christ. Such a person shall be saved. He is all my hope and stay — on Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.
    As regards the current abuses unfortunately the answer is yes — they are still very much ongoing and increasing. As the hippy generation moves on into the punk and millennial generation, the basic Bible morality is fast disappearing, so there’s not even the basic moral framework in the priests instilled in them from society (in the past). You are dealing with unregenerate sinners, in positions of power over the souls of others. The most dangerous of all powers. Closed order nuns will never see the light of day, what you see in public are Open order nuns. It’s the closed orders where the greatest abuses are found.
    Though these are older books, from the 19th century, they are written by a priest of Rome who served many years in the priesthood before he was converted. He was a personal friend and confidant of Abraham Lincoln. They are great books, written from a viewpoint wholly sympathetic to the Catholic in the pew. They may be of help to you and your mother in some way. You can download them from the following links:

    Fifty Years in the Church of Rome — Chiniquy
    The Woman the Priest and the Confessional — Chiniquy

    You can download many tapes of Brother William Branham from the following link, some of which deal specifically with Romanism versus idolatry:

  15. I just listened to the you tube video called “The horrifying testimony of ex nun from the Roman Catholic Church” which is Charlotte Kecklervspeaking only. No ad lib. My Lord and King…I am just sick to have heard this. I pray convents are not practicing like this any longer? Its noticeable there are a lot Jess nuns in this area than used to be in the 60’s. The ones I do see often wear normal street clothes and not all wear the head garment. My mother is very staunch Catholic. Her 6 children were all raised Catholic, never missing a Sunday. 4 of us, praise Jesus, have been shown the Truth in Gods Word. I wish there was a way to enlighten my mom. She, like many Catholics get so defensive. Do you know of any material…a book..article…that may open her eyes.mi do pray God will open her eyes. I have mentioned some of the popes comments and I can see she does not agree….but doesn’t say anything. She loves the priest, a younger man in his 50’s, at the church she has attended for 60+ years. I’ve listened to his sermons online and he’s more down to earth and light hearted yet still preach doctrines…how to be a Catholic, and so on. She will go to heaven right? She believes Jesus is Gods Son Who died for our sins….I have such a bitter, anger about the church and sometimes I don’t know if that’s very Christian of me. I’m appalled at the deception to innocent people that love God…just like Charlotte Keckler. Thanks so much for posting this book and for this website. Gods blessings over you! He’s coming soon!

  16. I have read Chiniquy’s amazing books many years ago and they were so beautiful and helpful to this catholic raised (now Christian) convert. As a child, I was subjected to a horrific confession experience that Pastor Chiniquy deftly and sensitively discussed in his book, “The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional” OVER A HUNDRED YEARS AGO! I do not find this story very surprising given the revelations I have read about the vatican, the jesuits and other secret orders and societies. Also significant are the vaticans’ underground caverns and ceremonies exposed by courageous men like Leo Zagami, Alberto Rivera and YouTubes’ Jonathan Kleck. Jesus said that it would be the “house of God” that would be rebuked and refined first. Let that begin yesterday! In the meantime, I will study the Word of the Lord and put nothing and no one before the Lord Himself…

  17. Agree totally re. putting nothing and no-one before the Lord Jesus. He is our Savior and our Redeemer. When the disciples got through the Transfiguration experience they saw nothing but Jesus only. What I like about Pastor Chiniquy is his love for the Catholic people he had left behind, still bound by the system. How many are there today in the same situation. I do not blame the people, as I am sure God does not. They are blind. We don’t blame the blind for being blind. Chiniquy was a guide who had received his sight. It’s the system of ORGANIZED RELIGION that blinds the people, Protestant as well as Catholic.

  18. {This comment is in reply to an earlier comment posted by “E.M” — see above or at this link:}

    Forgive me, did you listen to this testimony? Please consider praying directly to Jesus. You do not need an intersessor. do not seek after one, not a priest, nor the Virgin Mary, and especially not the dead. To do so goes against scripture which commands us not seek after spirits. But to test all spirits we may encounter.

  19. Were any of the convents closed or the Mother Superiors prosecuted? What about the preists who raped these girls?

  20. Oh absolutely not, no-one was prosecuted because all this goes on with the full knowledge of State “authorities” throughout the world. Remember wherever you have a “closed convent” (and that is in all the major and even minor cities in the world), this raping, and murderous abuse goes on. You could be walking along the street right above one of these torture-centers. This is clearly, clearly ILLEGAL in the US according to the 13th Amendment: “Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” But it goes without saying this is IGNORED by the legal system, like so much of the Constitution. Obviously there should be by law regular checks by authorities on any person locked away in a “convent” to ensure that it is not “involuntary servitude” but that would mean upsetting the Vatican which has financial control over Congress.

  21. Shalom and blessings in Jesus!. Yes Charlotte was captured for a time after her first escape but she escaped again and remained free to the end of her earthly life. She lived for Jesus in Napa California and went to her heavenly reward in 1983. You can read the details at this link on the site: There are closed convents in almost every sizable town and city throughout the world. Their sole purpose is to provide the so-called “celibate” priests of Rome with a sexual outlet. That is, and always has been, their main purpose. As regards the cassette tape of Sister Charlotte, do you still have that? I would gladly put the recording online, if you agreed, for the benefit of others. With blessings in His Name.

  22. Are there still closed convents? I had a cassette tape of Sister Charlotte speaking in Iron Mountain, Michigan about 20 years ago, and I heard that she disappeared and we thought the Catholic Church had captured and killed her. I was sharing this with some friends last weekend, and they found this online. I am happy to find that she is alive and doing well.

  23. Remove this picture of Saint Therese of Lisieux off all of the sites belonging to Charlotte Keckler. Charlotte is NOT, NOT, NOT St. Therese of Lisieux, a well known and beloved saint of the Roman Catholic Church! Look in your soul and see if you have no serious sins! Can you really say that you can throw stones? Remove this immediately! Charlotte Keckler is telling a Halloween story from her unstable mind in my opinion. Why, why, why use the picture of a saint to trick people into believing her story! Take this picture off, please. Read Story of A Soul to know the truth of this saint who entered the convent at the age of 15. Hers is a story of immense love for God and His people, that unless you are a fervent nun in the service of God, you can never, ever hope to understand the sacrificial life they lead for the world. This testimony of Charlotte’s is dark and filled with evil. If you have set your mind on persecuting the church, you will always find a way to twist events and stories. God have mercy on the minds who would rather believe in evil than good. I pray for the Holy Spirit’s gift of Understanding on the good but especially the persecutors. One day you will learn the truth and there will be no misunderstanding it! Even the devil knows the truth of these events but he is not telling because he loves to twists minds. Perhaps Charlotte has been a victim of some kind in her life, but if she wanted to be rid of it, she would have sought help and searched for peace. Clearly she is not spreading peace. I CONDEMN the use of a picture of a Holy Saint of God to be any sort of confirmation of Charlotte’s incredibly horrific story. God help us all. My Jesus mercy.
    What on earth does this website stand for? This is fraud, plain and simple!

  24. My dear friend, thank you for your concern, misplaced though it be. You will see by reading the other comment replies in this thread how much Therese has to do with the Charlotte testimony. There is one group of people, at least, who will not share your shock and horror at the abuse suffered by Charlotte Keckler, and that is the millions worldwide, males and females, young and old, who have suffered equivalent physical and sexual abuse at the hands of Romanist clergy. These are proven cases as the Philadelphia investigation has demonstrated. Even the leader of your own cult, the so-called “Pope”, admits this abuse has gone on, but has done nothing effective to stop it. Are all these abuse victims fakers too? Evidently not. Now when little innocent children in the general public have suffered such horrors as child-rape (proven by State authorities in Philadelphia amongst other places) are you surprised that poor little women like Charlotte and Therese, locked up for life in closed convents, fortified more than prisons, have suffered at the hands of “confessor priests” who are the ONLY MALES allowed in the closed convents? Come on, be real. Take a look at this link, listing the daily and on-going cases of horrific clergy abuse:

    Authenticated and ongoing cases of Organized Crime, including pedophilia etc. etc. against the Vatican.
    Authenticated cases of organized crime, pedophila etc. etc. by the Vatican System

    You can read at the following link a recent AP press report on ongoing cases of sexual abuse of nuns in India: PDF file of an AP report on nun-abuse by Romanist priests in India.

    Please, my friend, take note, and beware of “wolves in sheep’s clothing” as our loving Savior warned.

  25. Shalom. Yes I understand the feelings. Charlotte didn’t reveal the location of the convents where she was enslaved. This was a deliberate policy of hers. Probably the reason was that it would become a distraction, as the Vatican authorities would then use the convents’ staff to deny the allegations. This is what happened in the case of Maria Monk in the 19th century, as you can see by reading her account on this site. Also Charlotte was involved for many years in freeing other nuns from convent barbarism, and perhaps she was doing that in the case of her own convents, in which case also silence was the best policy.

  26. Total lies. But what is more amazing is the readiness of anti-Catholic bigots to believe these lies. But, I think it was Hitler who said, in essence, that the bigger the lie, the more it will be believed. SHAME on you, in the name of Christ, who believe these lies.

  27. Thank you my friend for your contact, which turns out to be, however, a weak attempt to blacken Charlotte’s testimony by baseless accusations. I wonder at your (professed) ability to read minds, know what has happened in the past in a place and in circumstances you have no factual knowledge of, and be absolutely certain of the truth of your speculations! Omniscience is an attribute of God alone. You might only excuse yourself by a liberal dose of “mental reservation”, whereby you might assert that fornication and murder etc. etc. as alleged by Sister Charlotte are NOT “fornication” and “murder” if they are performed by validly-ordained “priests” and convent personnel in the Roman hierarchy. That would be the typical Jesuitical argument. Your protestations sound rather hollow as your own cult-leader, the so-called “Pope” has recently admitted to the world that sex-slave nuns, like Sister Charlotte, are routinely abused in the Roman system. Please take time to read the following news articles quoting your cult-leader: head-of-roman-cult-admits-nuns-are-sex-slaves.pdf and head-of-roman-cult-admits-nuns-are-sex-slaves-02.pdf.

  28. Thankyou my friend for your inquiry. It is not my quotation it is Sister Charlotte’s. The book is The History of Puebla by Salazar Monroy 1945 relevant parts (in a rough translation) online at The quotation starts at online page 2: For the translator’s name see the last online page. The Spanish edition with library sources are listed at You can find other books by this author listed on the Search page at “ón+Salazar+Monroy&qt=owc_search”.

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