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THE NAZARETH HOUSE REGIME
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THE CATHOLIC NUNS @ NAZARETH HOUSE
WERE SO CRUEL AND THEY RAN SUCH A
VICIOUS REGIME FOR THE CHILDREN WHO
WERE PLACED INTO THEIR CARE IT HELD
NOTHING BUT TREPIDATION AND FEAR.

TO OTHER PEOPLE FROM OUTSIDE THEY
APPEARED SO ANGELIC AND SERENE SO
SWEET THAT BUTTER WOULD NOT MELT
IN THEIR MOUTHS BUT NOTHING COULD
BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH AS THEY
WIELDED THOSE STICKS, CANES AND
BELTS THE CHILDREN'S SCREAMS
COULD BE HEARD ALL OVER NAZARETH HOUSE.

NO ONE THEIR FOR THE CHILDREN IN THEIR
MANY HOUR'S OF NEED WHEN IN PAIN AND SORROW
THESE BELIEVE ME WERE THE TRUE HORROR'S OF
THE NAZARETH HOUSE SYSTEMATIC ABUSE REGIME!!!

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THE NAZARETH HOUSE HOMES
The Nazareth House homes were just
the lowest of the low OH! how they
left the children in the depths of
sadness and despair and constantly
feeling just so alone.
 
The Nazareth House homes with
their nuns and priests left the
children they abused feeling just
so sick and weak, the children with
so much pain consumed with the
utmost fear, I wonder if anyone
just has any idea what this felt
like to the many children who
had the misfortune to pass
through those doors, no where
to hide, no one to turn to in their
torment and pain just listen to us
now adults revealing our stories
over and over again throughout
the world, hear our pain, see our
tears relentlessly pouring down
again and again.
 
No comfort or loving words did
we the children hear only abuse
that was ruled by control and fear
nobody did try and help the children
from their cruel fate OH! goodness me
what a huge mistake.
 
The Nazareth House homes were
just so cold and cruel many of the
children beaten without just cause
and all we did suffer was blow after
blow with hands ,with fists, with feet,
 with canes also with belts sometimes
the children were maimed again and
again the children had to find the
courage to pick themselves back up
once more while constantly reeling
in agony and pain.
 
The Nazareth House homes made
all the children they did abuse just
constantly cry their relentless tears
wondering just WHY? and feeling
that they just wanted to die.
 
The Nazareth House nuns and
priests did not even care that the
abuse they were doing to us the
children our childhoods were being
eroded and lost.
 
The children's trust was constantly
shattered by the nuns and priests this
was their game they liked to play
breaking the child's hearts in every
conceivable way all because the nuns
and priests wanted it all their own way
with the utmost control to make us the
children conform I am sure there must
have been a much kinder way.
 
The other adults who worked at these
homes just stood by, watched and heard
all the children's anguished cries and
never ever once was a hand lent to help
the children from their torment.
 
Oh! how much we the children did
suffer in these Nazareth House homes
with nothing but abuse that was
constantly given to us, for years and
years this regime went on and on
with no intervention to make it
STOP.
WHY? THE HELL NOT?

WHY did this violent regime flourish
@ Nazareth House for so long because
no one had the guts or the desire to
protect the many children who were
brought through those doors and
ignored again and again.
 
We the children were put into the
Nazareth House homes in their
"trust" for "protection and love"
but by God our trust was shattered
to dust day after day our lives were
just the same total misery just full
of torment, fear and pain wanting never
to live another day again.
 

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I decided to break my silence of 45 years after the first case against the Catholic Church and Nazareth House came to court Sister Alphonso=Marie Docherty was found guilty of child abuse but the sentence she received was one of admonishment much to the disgust and dismay of all of us former children who were abused while in these Nazareth House homes to me personally JUSTICE was not done and to the very many other former children I have spoken to since. To date we have not had any apology from either the  Catholic Church or Nazareth House and to me this is totally
UNACCEPTABLE WE DESERVE AN APOLOGY....

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I was born on the 19th February 1952, my older sister was born on the 15th July 1948. My father was Scottish and my mother who I have never met was English. My mum & dad split up when I was still a baby of two years of age. I do not know the details or the reasons behind the split of why but my wonderful dad kept us but he worked a three shift system and paid a lady to look after us. I have been told that the lady did not look after us properly and my big sister had malnutrition & scabies so social services became involved the result being we ended up in the care system of Nazareth House, Convent Cardonald, Glasgow.

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My sister recalls when we arrived there two nuns approaching, they took me away she was bewildered, scared, and confused she did not know were they were taking me to. She was screaming as she had been like a mother to me since the day I was born we had not been apart she looked after me, she tells me making curls in my hair etc :)anyway I was taken to the nursery and we did not see each other again until I was 5 years old. I have no bad recollections of the nursery so I assume I was treated alright in the nursery but when I was 5, I was taken to the bigger group and my big sister and I were reunited we were delighted to be back together again. My sister & I were like
chalk & cheese different personalities. I was the one always in trouble and she was the good one. I was always being caned for something or other but she very rarely was caned. The regime at Nazareth House was awful and brutal...beatings, canings, food forced down you. If you did not eat it at tea time it was there for breakfast & so on. I remember hating liver but it was forced down me and when I was sick I was made to clean my sick up while still
heaving. I also had an ear infection that went untreated for years, it was a horrible Green although at the beginning it was Yellow. I ended up with a mastoid. I was one of the many girls who wet the bed and often I was made to stand outside the dormitory with the wet sheet on my head. Often
falling asleep and the nuns hitting me to wake me up. I had to stand on very small Red cold tiles till sister N******** told me I could go to bed. No wonder I often fell asleep in class so consequently did not learn a lot, although school was my happiest time. It meant you were out of that godforsaken place for a few hours. We also had a regime that we had to examine other girls underwear how undignified this was to me personally. What I was supposed to be looking for I did not understand or have a clue but if there was a stain of anything on your pants bearing in mind some of us girls had our periods you were punished with a beating. They used to have what was termed visiting Sunday once a month & my wonderful Dad came to see us whenever he could most of the time. If he brought us sweets or gave us money it was confiscated we never did get them back unless it was xmas then we got sweets. As soon as visiting was over so a lot of us hid the money down our socks so that we could keep it. I remember my dad gave us a 10/-shilling note which is equivalent to about 50 pence in today's money but was a lot of money in those days & my sister was petrified because some money went missing & she was scared in case they found this 10/- shilling note down her sock. I remember we were forced to drink milk that had gone lumpy...it was horrible. When sister N******** was mad with you and some of the other nuns they thought nothing of nipping you so hard that we bruised, dragging us by the hair up or down the stairs hitting you etc. It was a nightmare for very many of us. In retrospect I think I was always in trouble because I did what I did for attention. My sister once had the cane & her hand was bruised and numb and she could not move it for about three weeks so that will show you the level of force that was used with the cane.

It was visiting Sunday and my darling Dad came to visit us and my sister's hand was still bruised and numb she still could barley move it my Dad asked her what was wrong with her hand but my sister was to scared to tell him and kept changing the subject anyway eventually my wonderful Dad coaxed it from her and he was appalled and livid so he went and spoke to the nun's but my sister was petrified in case she was in big trouble for telling him but they let that one go my Dad was brilliant.

We learned not to tell anyone what was happening because you knew if you did you got another hiding. That was the regime of fear in those homes & those nuns. The other punishment for wetting
the bed was a cold bath and I mean cold freezing it was with DDT added which is a sort of disinfectant now a banned substance I believe.

I was always being told I had the devil in me & when they came round with the holy water at night a lot of it was shaken over me saying they would knock the devil out of me once & for all one way or another. The only words I ever heard while growing up in these Godforsaken homes constantly was "I never had any good in me I would never do anything that was ever any good" "I would never amount to anything" can you imagine a young child being told this on such a regular basis what effect it has on that young child devastation rejection & dejection.

We were never shown any affection. Never even a hug or a kiss or anything & always being told no one wanted us that was why we were there and how grateful we should be. I remember asking the nuns about my mum I was about seven at that time but was told she did not want us, that is why we were there how cruel those words were to me they shattered my world even more. My sister & I used to plead with anyone who came round looking to adopt...to take us & be our new mummy & daddy. It was because we were desperate to get out. The food we used to hide down the back of the
radiators or up our sleeves trying desperately not to get caught it was appalling. At night-time night after night you would cry yourself to sleep and believe me you were not the only one trying hard not to let the nuns hear you, otherwise you knew you would be given something else to cry for. My
sister & I would pray desperately that someone would come & take us away from there but it was not to be. When my sister was fifteen we went to live with dad but I went wild because of all the freedom we had. I ended up being made a ward of court & was sent to Nazareth House in Aberdeen were Sister Alphonso was...she was brutal and  evil. I ran away when I was 11 years old not long after going there because I realised it was the same regime all over again. There was 11 of us girls and there was boys that ran away as well how many in all I don't really know, most were caught within 2-3 days but myself another girl stayed on the run for 3 weeks living off the fields vegetables & stuff. We broke into St. Mungo's and slept there at night we hitched a lift after running from the convent a lift in a lorry to Glasgow which was a long way were I was sexually assaulted but at least I had got away.

 







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