When I began attending the College of Saint Teresa, I had very little exposure to Nuns or Sisters, except on TV, in movies, and in the stories my mom shared about her time in Catholic Elementary School. I put them on a pedestal and had given them “angelic, yet stern” qualities in my mind. I came to know several of the Sisters during my work-study job in the campus library and developed a much more realistic and whole-person view.
My main supervisor at the library was Sister Elsbeth. She ran a tight ship and was very organized. I got to know Sister Avila, Sister Humbeline, and Sister Kathryn as well. Those Sisters had a vast storehouse of knowledge and were always happy to share with students. They created a warm, welcoming environment for students to explore and study. All of them were ready to help a student at a moment’s notice. They seemed to have vast energy and passion for their jobs.