Character belongs to a religious group - cloistered? very devout settlement? Sees issues - or visions? Entering of the supernatural into 'natural' life.
Novel - Main character is a foundling raised by a convent. She is told she will have to leave as she is not suitable to become a novice. Before she can leave, the convent is attacked by invaders. Only a handful of the residents - foundlings, novices, nuns survive. Main character emerges as the group's leader.
Short story - incident from earlier in the character's life. Misses Evensong and preparations for supper - claims she was praying, thanking God for the pretty flowers in the meadow where she was playing. Is still punished - more severely for neglecting her duty to her sisters in helping to prepare supper. Exploration of religion - the formal and informal, spiritual and practical.