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In the Beginning, It Was Good

Catherine Clarke was a woman of strong faith, and possessed with a mission to foster the spirit of Catholicism, in particular among the students attending Harvard and Radcliffe. In 1940, she took the first step toward achieving that goal. Together with Avery Dulles (who would one day be named a cardinal by Pope John Paul II) and Chris Huntington, both recent graduates of Harvard College and converts to the Catholic faith, she established Saint Benedict Center, a place for young Catholic students to meet, study, and engage intellectually on matters of religion, ethics, philosophy, and theology. In addition to spearheading religious classes at the Center, Catherine brought her own natural charm, hosting daily afternoon teas, which became immensely popular with the students. 

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The Story Behind Little Sister

Until the age of eighteen, I had never read a newspaper nor perused the pages of a magazine. I had never eaten in a restaurant nor shopped in a grocery store. I had never bought any clothes or cosmetics or a single item that could be called my own. I had never heard of Elvis Presley or Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, or Eliza- beth Taylor. I had never watched television, nor made a phone call. I did not know how to dance.

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