It is NOT just the priests…


When I was a little girl my dad became a police officer in (at the time) a small village called Bourbonnais. We were required to move there.

I scrolled down to the comments of this article and found some one that had lived in an orphanage called Alfred Fortin Villa. From our new home in Bourbonnais I could see this orphanage when the corn was down across that field. I thought of those children. Wondering how they got there? Did they know their parents? I knew I did not have a “normal” situation growing up but at least I knew my parents!

Then as I read her comment my heart sinks to learn there was abuse right across the cornfield and they got a  way with it 😥

Angry? Yes? Should I be? I am not sure…

This religious practice is NOT of the God I love and follow!

Jeremiah 51:45

45 My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the Lord.

Revelation 18:4

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

10 thoughts on “It is NOT just the priests…

  1. The nun population is shrinking dramatically with most now being elderly and few new ones joining. Yes, many nuns were abused and abusers, caught in an abusive system. It was clear to me as a child that some of the nuns who taught us in grammar school were very troubled women. There was a boarding school institution run by nuns for “troubled” girls just two blocks from our house growing up, Holy Angels Home, and I often wondered about the abuse that went on inside.

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    1. If my dad were still alive I would love to ask him if anyone ever thought that was going on at Fortin Villa. He went to catholic school and I am sure that is why we didn’t have to endure that ourselves as far as the education system went.

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      1. I just googled “Holy Angels Home Rochester” and did not find any references to abuse there, in fact there are very few references at all. It was a small institution and closed its doors maybe back in the 70s. Those poor girls lived only two blocks away but we never gave them much thought.

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    2. My sister, in her 20’s, thought she was supposed to be a nun. She joined the Sister’s of Life when they were first started in NYC by Cardinal O’Connor. I know many of the Catholic organizations do some wonderful, charitable work…but they follow a false gospel and preach a different Jesus. My sister was there about 2 years and became increasingly ill with no real explanation…she was also made painfully aware that she wanted to be married and have a family. She left the order in 2000. Looking back I always believed it was an act of God…but now, I’m sure it was! I believe she is still seeking God and He is still working in her life. She now has a husband and 3 of the most beautiful and precious little children! I just don’t understand how a person can be saved and yet continue to follow the Catholic Church…they aren’t asking the Lord about it…if they were, He’d show them. That is why I believe I have to keep sharing the truth with my family.

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      1. Jackie, I said a prayer for your sister’s salvation. It’s good she came out of the convent and I pray she accepts Christ. I have five older sisters who all went through 12 years of Catholic schooling indoctrination like myself, but they all now claim to be agnostics or atheists and get contentious when I share anything about Jesus. Yes, we have to keep sharing, even in small ways. They may soften their hearts some day.

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