Thank you for your webpage. I am glad to finally know that the children were encouraged to save their lives. I attended Catholic grade school during the 60's where the students were told that they would go to hell for misbehaving unlike the children who minded the nuns and quietly prayed at their desks as they were consumed by the flames and taken into heaven.
This attitude of the value of tolerating suffering set me up to suffer silently in a physically abusive mariage for seven years. I am glad to learn that not all nuns have a twisted beleif in the value of suffering.