Mother Bernarda's Vision

Mother Bernarda's Vision

Mother Bernarda's concern was for a holistic Christian education, especially for girls of working-class families.

By raising the educational level of girls the position of women in society would gradually improve and a deepening of the Christian faith would take place.

People of her time should receive a clear orientation built on faith in all the confusions of the enlightenment and restoration.

Mother Bernarda, a woman with a great idea

Mother Bernarda was deeply convinced about her vocation for the education of youth. It is amazing to note with what clarity and determination she worked towards this goal and fought for her vision. That a woman should assert herself repeatedly against authorities of the church and world was unheard of in the 19th century.

Mother Bernarda was determined to remain faithful to the original vocation for the education of the Young.