The sermon went on and on, and a little boy in the front row started talking during Mass.
Sister Adelle told the child sitting next to her to go up and tell him to keep quiet.
The boy dutifully walked up to the front, then past the boy in the first row and up to the lectern. There he told the priest, “Sister said you should stop talking.”
…Sister Mary Adelle intended to speak to just one boy who was fooling around during Mass when she leaned forward and said in a loud whisper, “Neil!”
Immediately, the whole class knelt, she reported.
The idea for the book came from stories sisters shared about their exploits in the classroom around dining-room tables and in Christmas letters the sisters from different residences mailed to one another.
Most of the stories are from sisters in the 420-member Christ the King Province headquartered in Chardon, but Notre Dame nuns from around the country responded to Glavich’s e-mail for anecdotes