Eleven Nuns Who Changed My Life (UPDATED)

Do you appreciate the Sisters who taught you to add and subtract, to diagram a sentence, to pray and to be kind to your neighbor?  Before Catholic Schools Week is too distant a reflection in the rear-view mirror, I thought I'd step up to thank several of the nuns who helped to shape the person I am today. The reason for my reflection?  Well, Britain's Shadow Secretary of State for Education, the opposition party's leader on education policy, thinks nuns don't make good teachers. Shadow Se … [Read more...]

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The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth: Heroes, Then and Now

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Blessed Martyrs of Nowogródek.  I saw this painting this morning and caught my breath:  I recognized the habit, but what was this story!?In the twelve years I spent under the tutelage of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, I don’t remember ever hearing the story of how eleven of their Sisters died in 1943 in occupied Poland, executed by a Nazi firing squad.  Here is their story. *     *     *     *     * The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth … [Read more...]

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