Stephanie Lopez 
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Re: “The Sisters Who Came to Stay

As one of their former students I can say with out hesitating that they are truly amazing women. Tough as nails but some of the kindest, and most generous giving women you would ever want to meet. What they taught me has never left me. I learned how to sew, manners and respect for everything from people to each creature on God's earth, how to pray,how to sing, how to dance, my passion for world history, and Even the way I speak. I find myself teaching my own children things I was taught by the sisters. I went to Holy Angel's from pre school all the way to 8th grade and was a very proud graduate. I remember going home after my first day of my freshman year in Globe high school and being so upset and I'm tears because not only was it my first time ever being in a public school but it was so different. The kids were loud, out of order, mean, and you can imagine the embarrassment of being the only one to stand up because an adult entered the room... (something we were taught to do At Holy Angel's but apparently we don't do that in public Schools) We, were taught a great deal of respect for adults at Holy Angel's. Me and my other brother's and sisters 5 of us total all went to Holy Angel's and all 5 of us went from pre school to graduate 8th grade. At one point my Mom and Dad had all 5 of us in Holy Angel's. We were all taught by the sister's from sister Leonie, to sister Una, sister Breeda, sister Anne, sister Paul, sister Rosalynn, sister Agnes, and sister Concillio. Even my father graduated from Holy Angel's. My favorite thing was when we did our Christmas pageant that Sister Leonie would put together every year. It was a little play with different themes every year but it told people What the true meaning of Christmas was. I still remember the songs. From "silent night" done in sign language of course, to "Celebrate", "come all ye faithful" and every students favorite "I can feel the Christmas spirit in the air" I still remember every word of it. The school was absolutely amazing In every single way you can imagine. We had small classes so you got a lot of attention. Every child's education meant something to the sister's. They wanted you to be the Best person you could be. I use to love when we would have mass inside the convent where the sister's lived. They had the most beautiful little chapel inside. Also religion was a very important class. The amazing thing about it was we had so many different religions in Holy Angel's believe it or not. We had Mormon's, Baptist, Presbyterians, non denominationals, Lutheran, just about every religion you could think of and we were never ever judged because we were different. It was embraced. If anything we were taught to be tolerant of others and taught that just because you weren't a Catholic didn't mean God loved you any less. I think tolerance should be taught more in school's nowadays. Sister Leonie brought the student of the month to Globe too. One student from each grade was picked each month and put out for all to see with something written by your teacher of why you were picked for the month to be honored. The students had their pictures taken and put in the Arizona silverbelt newspaper and a picture of you and what your teacher wrote was put up on it'd bulletin board outside for everyone to see all month. It was a great Honor and soon all the other school's in the Globe-Miami area did the same. I was given a great Gift from my parents by having given me and my siblings one of the very finest educations in Globe. I was truly blessed to have these women play such a vital role in my life... now at the age of 32 I think back and realize that these women made me what I am today. Their love and desire for me and every student they taught to be whatever we wanted to be was such an unselfish gift that can never be repaid. Just paid forward to other's and shared with our own children. Thank you to all the Presentation sisters for all your hard work and devotion to us. It was truly a God sent gift that keeps on giving.

Posted by Stephanie Lopez on 01/24/2015 at 8:49 PM

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