In the words of one man who had been put into a home after being abandoned by his family: "Some people say to me, 'Well, that's what it was like everywhere then', but it wasn't.
I went to a strict local school and the belt was used frequently, but nothing like on the same scale that the nuns used to beat us. "Looking back, I think one of the reasons was that the nuns weren't happy and decided we damn well weren't going to be either. I've never found it easy forming relationships and had periods when I've had to go to hospital and had all sorts of problems." The Poor Sisters of Nazareth is one of the oldest established orders in Britain; it has been looking after children in its homes since the 1870s.
More than 400 former residents are planning to sue the order over what they claim was cruel, unnecessary and harmful treatment suffered at the hands of the Sisters.
The allegations stretch back as far as 50 years and are as recent as the 1970s.
An aunt who came to visit was told I was confined with an infection.
"Bedwetting was about the worst thing you could do.
Apesar de tímido, o menino acaba tendo sua primeira noite de amor. Outro casal que pegou fogo em Presença de Anita foi Marta (Vera Holtz) e André (Taiguara Nazareth).
Then, in March, a shocking report was published into allegations of abuse and brutality at one of the order's homes in Queensland, Australia, over a 90-year period ending only in 1976.
Yet another was scarred after being scalded by a nun who accused her of not using enough hot water when washing.
To hide injuries from visitors, children were shut into a "black hole" without bedding, ventilation or light.
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FOR MORE than 100 years, the Poor Sisters of Nazareth cared for children in the order's dozens of homes across Britain.