The Education of a Catholic School Girl

When something you never wanted becomes exactly what you always needed

Photo by Colleen Murphy DePaolo

didn’t want to go. It was 15 and I had been in huge public schools for the last 6 years. This was all-girls Catholic school. The uniform, daily mass, strict rules, nuns. No, I didn’t want to go. I was leaving my friends to enter what amounted to prison in my mind.