‘She Saw A Nun Throw a Boy To His Death From A Window’

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A report by Buzzfeed alleges the murder by nuns of children at an orphanage run by the Sisters of Providence in Vermont, United States

Key witness Sally Dale was the institution’s longest resident, growing up at St. Joseph’s from ages 2 to 23. In 1996, Dale gave a searing 19-hour deposition recounting the alleged abuse, including that she saw a nun throw a boy to his death from a window

Dale said that around 1944, when she was about six, she was in the courtyard of the orphanage when she heard a crash of breaking glass, and saw a young boy sailing out of a window, with a nun leaning out and her arms outstretched.

‘And he kind of hit and – I guess you’d call it, it was a bounce,’ Dale recalled. ‘And then he laid still.’

She recalled that the nun she was walking with simply grabbed her ear and led her away, warning her that she’d just imagined what she’d seen.

We Saw Nuns Kill Children: The Ghosts of St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphanage (BuzzfeedNews)

‘We saw nuns kill children’: Horror claims about torture, sexual abuse and MURDER in Catholic orphanage in Vermont surface decades on (MailOnline)

24 thoughts on “‘She Saw A Nun Throw a Boy To His Death From A Window’

  1. Cian

    “‘She Saw A Nun Throw a Boy To His Death From A Window’
    is quite different to
    “Dale said that around 1944, when she was about six, she was in the courtyard of the orphanage when she heard a crash of breaking glass, and saw a young boy sailing out of a window, with a nun leaning out and her arms outstretched.”

    There is a possibility that the child fell through the window and the nun was attempting to catch him.

    1. Increasing Displacement

      There you go. Literally no clue other than what you read but decided otherwise.

      Classic. If the article said he’d jumped you’d say the nun pushed him

      The face palm emoji was made for you

    2. Cupofteaanyone

      There is also the response of the other nun she was with “She recalled that the nun she was walking with simply grabbed her ear and led her away, warning her that she’d just imagined what she’d seen”

      How is that an appropriate response to seeing a child fall out a window? Why wasn’t the nun running over to see if the child was ok? Why was the natural response to gaslight and cover up a child’s death?

    3. Nigel

      If it was an accident there should be a record, though God knows even a record of an accidental death wouldn’t preclude some sort of cover-up.

      1. Cupofteaanyone

        You would have a better chance of finding the receipt for the new window before you found a death cert.

        1. Cian

          really? If anything the nuns were meticulous at recording the deaths in their care. The only reason that we know about the 796 babies in Tuam is that the nuns recorded the deaths.

          That and Catherine Corless who went to the trouble (and expense – €4 per copy) to get each of the nearly 800 death certificates.

          1. Cupofteaanyone

            I thought there were issues with Nuns incorrectly filling out the cause of death and hiding the abuse that caused it?

    4. dennis

      Could be but sadly if religious orders were capable of buggering children raping children beating them working them like slaves or selling them or even dumping dead children in sewers they are capable of throwing children out of windows
      But who knows except those involved victims or perpetrators

      1. dennis

        These are the facts and unpleasant
        Until justice is obtained this is reality
        Maybe one day you might just feel as outraged as I do

  2. ollie

    We need to focus on what happened in ireland. We the people need to bring our Politicians and the Judicial system to account, the likes of Zappone need to man up and launch a full criminal investigation, not ask the Pope for a few euros compo.

    1. dennis

      Its time this was done
      The state were complicit in these crimes
      Its simply not good enough for the state to use taxpayers money to compensate for the crimes committed alone, and let the religious orders off the hook
      Most of those who were complicit in these acts are beyond being made accountable
      Maybe its time a memorial to the victims was built naming them and also all who were complicit in these crimes from nuns to priests to ministers to public servants to the judiciary
      A national memorial forever shaming those who were guilty
      Its also time these religious orders were made pay restitution to all dead or still alive and the surviving relatives of the dead tracked down and given the money

  3. Anomanomanom

    My grandfather was in Artane, never spoke of it to me but a story my mam told me once always stuck. My grandfather had told her about the time one of the brothers, in full view of everyone, threw a boy from the top of stairs over the bannister. It apparently “never happened” as the boy was just never seen again and never ever mentioned.

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      My Dad says that many boys from Artane went straight into the Army. They weren’t able for civilian life. I hope they were treated better in the Army.

  4. dylad

    That is the scariest picture I have seen for a long while, I thought it was something from David Lynch’s film school days…

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