Neither we nor the nuns were perfect
Posted by MaryC on October 12, 1997 at 04:01:56:
In response to Nuns in school, written by Mary on September 29, 1997 at 15:36:53
] I remember Sister Anita who wouldn't let me wear a sweater in school even in the Western NY winter when our school uniform included a short-sleeved white blouse. She sat there in a wool habit with long sleeves. The memory still makes my blood boil. I'm not sure I would put the school in the same category as Lowood, however.
There were a few injustices (very deeply hurtful at the time) I suffered because of the nuns who taught me for all 12 grades, but I have learned that just like anything else, there are exceptions. Priests and nuns are after all human, like we are. At my recent 40th class reunion, the bad memories had faded, and the good (more prevalent) had survived. The nuns had a few stories about how we tested their limits as well. It all evens out in the end. I am most grateful for the sacrifices my parents made to send me to Catholic Schools. In the end, the education I received was the key to the rest of my life because, in turn, it enabled me to send my girls to Catholic schools...and they now acknowledge the value and worth of the education and self-discipline it taught them.
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