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Old 12-22-2010, 08:12 PM
 
Location: texas
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Handy nuns rehabilitate Katrina-damaged homes - Yahoo! News


A really good story
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
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Say what you want about nuns, (and anyone who has spent any time in Catholic school with a nun would probably have plenty to say), but those sisters always roll up their sleeves and get to work when something needs doing.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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Say what you want about nuns, (and anyone who has spent any time in Catholic school with a nun would probably have plenty to say), but those sisters always roll up their sleeves and get to work when something needs doing.


They sure do
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:56 AM
 
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I've always said, you haven't really lived unless you've attended a school run by nuns!

Thanks so much for the interesting story.

Just the other night I found a copy of "The Bells of St. Mary's" collecting dust on my shelf, so I watched it. Ingrid Bergman played the Mother Superior, Sr. Benedict, and Bing Crosby was Father O'Malley. Sr. Benedict was a hoot. She played baseball and taught a student how to box, getting herself punched in the process. I could see Sr. Benedict gutting houses just like the sisters in the article if she were real.

I've seen many sisters doing "dirty work" over the years. Their always willing to work.

Good article.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:43 PM
 
Location: texas
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I've always said, you haven't really lived unless you've attended a school run by nuns!

Thanks so much for the interesting story.

Just the other night I found a copy of "The Bells of St. Mary's" collecting dust on my shelf, so I watched it. Ingrid Bergman played the Mother Superior, Sr. Benedict, and Bing Crosby was Father O'Malley. Sr. Benedict was a hoot. She played baseball and taught a student how to box, getting herself punched in the process. I could see Sr. Benedict gutting houses just like the sisters in the article if she were real.

I've seen many sisters doing "dirty work" over the years. Their always willing to work.

Good article.

Agreed and thanks!
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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She played baseball and taught a student how to box, getting herself punched in the process.
When I was a youngster there was a fight between two boys in my class. The class crowded around them trying to break them up, and our teacher, Sr. Lucie (a real rough cookie, all 5'0", 90 lbs. of her) grabbed one of the boys from behind and pulled him away from the other boy. Assuming she was one of the other kids in class, he elbowed her in the face and broke her nose.

When he realized what he had done, he stood there in shock. Then Sister reeled back and slapped him so hard in the face that he must've been knocked clear across the room.

I miss those nuns sometimes.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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Oh, METRO, that's really something! Broke her nose!

If that happened today, and the sister smacked the kid after the punch, the kid's parents would be in an uproar, demanding an apology and her dismissal. How dare you strike my wittle angel.

Although I must say, my parents would have blame me if I had been struck by Sister, and they would have said I deserved it and had it coming. Come to think of it, anytime I complained about the Sisters or the lay teachers, my folks always sided with the teacher.

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I stumbled upon this one day while looking for something else, but the nun's mentality (smacking the kids silly) shows how times have changed - could this be why our young people are getting into so much trouble these days, not enough smacking?

It's an editorial about General Hospital, written by a Sister of Christian Charity (the ones who taught me), and she has a mad crush on Maurice Bernard who plays Sonny on that mobster show.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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If it had been me, first sister would've messed me up, then the Principal at the time would've messed me up, and then when I got home my parents would've messed me up some more, and then forced me to apologize to the nun and to my entire class for causing a disturbance, and possibly to the kid I was fighting with.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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If it had been me, first sister would've messed me up, then the Principal at the time would've messed me up, and then when I got home my parents would've messed me up some more, and then forced me to apologize to the nun and to my entire class for causing a disturbance, and possibly to the kid I was fighting with.
I hear ya'. I think that's why we knew to keep ourselves in line. If we didn't, there was nearly no end to the consequences. Not to mention not sitting down for a week.
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX.. for now.
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I've always said, you haven't really lived unless you've attended a school run by nuns!

Absolutely! Mom and Dad sacrificed deeply to send my sister and me to a school that was run by nuns, and I'm forever thankful for their choice to do so.

Those years carry some of the happiest memories of my life, and having lived away from the New Orleans area for 15 years (but moving back in 3 weeks!), I've always been strangely comforted on the rare occasion when I see nuns while out and about in town.
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