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A Century of Saints

Jeanette Metz (Trettel) '48

Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel, 1949

Our Lady Queen of
Peace Chapel, 1949

I remember the beautiful chapel where I attended daily mass as much as possible while a freshman. Later I lived in the Nurses' Quarters near St. Mary's Hospital and would attend the 6 o'clock a.m. mass in their small chapel which would get me to breakfast before going on floor duty at 7 a.m.

I remember living in the dorm on the 4th floor in my freshman year with Sr. RoseMarie as our "floor mother." I remember Sr. Penny Penrose and how she cared for us. I remember my speech class that terrified me. I loved my Chemistry class with Sr. Wrbau. Sr. Ann Edwards was my English Composition instructor who may have wished that I was better prepared for college English. 

Of course, I loved everything about nursing and helping patients. I remember how we sharpened needles and patched gloves. I especially liked surgery and teaching others.

The College of St. Scholastica prepared me for a healthy life by instilling the values of caring for others. The gentle nature of all my instructors became my role model in later years of my family life and career.

-- Jeanette Metz (Trettel) '48


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