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Thread #164703   Message #3946952
Posted By: Senoufou
29-Aug-18 - 03:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
Subject: RE: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
Well Donuel, I don't find Steve's post about nuns anything but interesting and fair-minded. He merely points out that he has known some very nice nuns and that one shouldn't condemn all religious people in holy orders.
He has every right to disassociate himself from religious belief and to voice his strident objections to religious organisations and practices.

I got to know personally, through my prison work, a small convent of IBMV nuns (Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary) who were involved with inmates in prison.
They ran all sorts of cookery and art classes for the offenders, and were kind, funny and sensible women of all ages.
I was often invited to tea in their small terraced house, and they were very pleasant to me.
They didn't wear habits, just ordinary clothes but with a small cross on a chain round their necks.
I even attended a 'house Mass' there and, despite being C of E, felt most welcome.