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A Nun by Any Other Name

Portrait of nunI love the names nuns had in pre-Vatican II times. Of the teachers I knew, Sister Perpetua’s name was the most spiritual. Sister Marian the most predictable. Sister Odo the most unbelievable. Many of the Orders didn’t require a name change so I also had Sister Charlene and Sister Agnes.┬áBack then, I never knew nuns had last names. Continue reading A Nun by Any Other Name