Lacking the first three years of my existence, I have been in contact with and influenced by religious sisters all of my life.
From pre-kindergarten days through graduate school and beyond, religious sisters from various congregations and orders have carved a niche in my heart. That makes 72 years and counting. It was, and continues to be, a time of learning and loving.
They were women of all stripes. Some were kind, wise, and compassionately understanding. Others were taskmistresses who raised the bar quite high and expected us to aim at it, reach, and exceed it.