unspeakable!

Mother Antonia: Taking more notes from Ryan & Wolkerstorfer. When the first boarders arrived at the college, there weren’t enough sheets for all their beds, so a group of sisters sat up all night sewing sheets out of unbleached muslin. “Unbleached, oh, it was unspeakable!” I’m now thinking perhaps the monologue should begin not with...

relishing

Everything Looks Like a Face: Email exchange with Elizabeth. Mother Antonia: finished organizing notes from my first trip to the CSJ archives. Started taking notes from Rosalie Ryan & John Christine Wolkerstorfer’s More Than A Dream: Eighty-five years at the College of St. Catherine. This-here was my first inkling of what to expect from M....

as predicted

Erika: did problems on Khan Academy. My manner of doing them earned me the Persistence badge, to give you some idea. Mother Antonia: got the notion that maybe the monologue should start with an invocation.

click!

Everything Looks Like A Face: Email exchange with Elizabeth about the characters and their jobs. One of them, we both feel strongly, is a glazier. It’s always exciting when something really clicks. Mother Antonia: Worked more on organizing notes. Did not know until starting this project that Percy Grainger knew some of the CSC faculty...

laughing in the archives

Mother Antonia: spent the morning in the CSJ Archives. Somehow I did not expect to laugh frequently in the course of researching this project, but I have been. Today, for instance, there was this dry observation in Mary J. Oates’ “Sisterhoods and Catholic Higher Education” (in Tracy Schier and Cynthia Russett, eds. Catholic Women’s Colleges...

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