Apart from a good education, what did the nuns teach you?
Those of a pre-1970s Catholic education often tell each other that the nuns used to teach us this or that - often relating to the proper forms, details and traditions of worship which have mostly faded into the background these days.
Like most nuns, the nuns that taught us (Good Samaritans Sisters) were pretty strict on discipline but it left us with a solid respect for others and authority.
I mostly remember little details on how they taught us to respect the eucharist, confession, worship, how to genuflect properly, do the proper forms in prayer - when to bow the head, at which words in the prayers to pause and so on.
Lately I’ve been thinking a little deeper and I recently recalled what a big emphasis the nuns made on that we were in the Last Days, that we could fully be expected to be persecuted to the death for being Catholic (ie the main thing was never to deny our faith), and that the end of the world could happen any time. I used to think a lot about whether I would be as brave as the martyrs and stand up to the tortures. It was pretty heavy stuff for us primary school kids but none of us were going to deny our faith.
There were scary and good things about being educated by the nuns. What were the good and scary things you remember the nuns teaching you?