Figure 1.--Nuns played a major role in French Catholic schools, especially the primary years. Here this is depicted in a commercial post card. This is postcard AK 879. We would gues it was made in the 1910s.
Nuns played a major role in French Catholic schools, especially the primary years. A reader writes, "Nuns are called ' les petites soeurs ' (the little sisters). The population are very respectably towards them. Personnaly I love them, remembering my school years." Another French reader writes, "I fondly remember the nuns as a boy. Very often I was in the Chuch, and nearby were several classes with nuns. When I was young I went to Catholic schools and still remember the nuns. It was nuns how had the charge of my heath ( vacination , periodic control ). I have the souvenir of kindless, gentleness with me. My first cathechism year was taught by nuns. Afterwards I became an altar boy. Then I was taught by priests. At home I was also leaned cathechism lessons. (I learned in French and German because my Granparents were Alsatian.) The nuns were strict about morals, but very kind with us children. The nuns in the schools never beatithe children. That wasn't the case with the public school teachers. We called the nuns " ma Soeur " and the principal " ma Mère "."
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