Letters: Fearless nuns

Re “A renegade keeps her faith,” Column, March 29

What a wonderful way to end Women’s History Month. Sandy Banks’ column on Sister Judy Vaughan was a tribute to her and to all the nuns who preceded her.

In the early days of our country, these valiant women went to the wilderness to establish schools and hospitals. During the Civil War they nursed combatants regardless of side. They went into homes to nurse the ill during the 1918 flu pandemic when others would not or could not. And some of them died prematurely for their efforts.

I’m embarrassed to admit that as a former history teacher, I did not include the contributions of these marvelous women in my lessons.


Mary Anne Vincent



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