Graeae

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Graeae

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Graiae

(both: grē`ī), in Greek mythology, daughters of Ceto and Phorcus, called Deino, Enyo, and Pemphredo. The personifications of old age, they were born with gray hair and only one eye and one tooth among them. They were the protectors of their sisters, the Gorgons.
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On a recent summer afternoon in the common room of the Divine Providence convent that is on the quad of the school, Sister Lenore recalled the September day in 1959 when she and two other Grey Sisters arrived in the community: "It was difficult at first.
As proud as she is of her baseball stars, Sister Lenore speaks happily about "our other big leaguers" she and the Grey Sisters have taught: the teachers, doctors, health care workers, lawyers, politicians and other professionals.
As the author states in the afterword, "the Grey Sisters of Bethlehem, though unquestionably influenced by the official style of reform, had the last word in fashioning religious ideals and myths" (270).
The Pembroke Civic Hospital is supposed to close, and the Pembroke General Hospital, run by the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, is to stay open.