In this interview, Sister Betty recalls the experience of attending Salve as a young Sister of Mercy, of living in convents in St. Mary Academy Bayview in East Providence and St. Mary's on Spring Street in Newport. Sister Betty recounts how the young sisters weren't allowed to socialize with the lay students outside of class, but as a chemistry major, she was in long labs with students she became friends. During her interview she describes what was special about Salve Regina in the late sixties, a "haven," her participation in an anti-racism march in Newport and the connection of the Sisters of Mercy and the Mercy critical concerns to social justice movements, what Mercy and the Salve mission means and how it's being lived at Salve Regina today, when there are only two Sisters on campus.
McAuliffe, Elizabeth and Emsellem, Dawn M., "Recollections of Elizabeth McAuliffe, R.S.M., Ed.D., '68 (known as Sister Mary Christella before graduation)" (2023). Salve Regina Oral History. 71.
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