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).

14 comments on “From Convent to Pentecost — The Testimony of Sister Charlotte Keckler

  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

    • 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.

  2. Thank you for making this available. God bless!

  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!

    • Brother Richard Brother Richard

      10/24/2016 at 1:29 pm Reply

      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.

  4. Like to get a copy of the book..

  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.

    • Brother Richard Brother Richard

      04/03/2017 at 12:49 pm Reply

      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.

  6. 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.

    • Brother Richard Brother Richard

      04/04/2017 at 2:01 pm Reply

      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.

    • 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!!!

  7. 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.

    • Brother Richard Brother Richard

      01/03/2018 at 12:51 pm Reply

      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”.

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