17 Signs You Went To A Catholic School In Australia

    Church in summer was basically hell.

    1. You spent your childhood naively thinking going to a "private" school made you smarter.

    2. Your uniform was definitely something else.

    High fashion.

    3. And in the dry summer heat, wearing a uniform that felt like a sack of canvas was unbearable.

    4. Even when plaid is in fashion, you still can't get on board with wearing it.

    5. The rules regarding the school uniform were often ridiculous.

    6. You loved reconciliation for getting out of class, but you also hated it because you had to think of what "sins" to confess.

    7. When you heard the words "It's time for liturgy," you had to stop your eyes from rolling into the back of your head.

    8. Unfortunately the phrase "liturgical dance" was in your vocabulary.

    9. Going to church in summer was like being thrown into the fiery pits of hell.

    10. And you'd pray for the day you never had to hear "Shine Jesus Shine" again.

    11. As a kid you'd wear your ash cross with pride after the Ash Wednesday service. As a teen, you couldn't run to the bathroom fast enough to wash it off.

    12. You perfected the art of the monotone voice when reciting prayers in church.

    13. You ended up growing weirdly fond of religion classes because they were such a bludge.

    14. But if anyone asked if you were doing two-unit religion for HSC year, this was a standard reaction:

    15. Although you knew you could get away with barely studying religion and still be able to pass the exam come HSC time.

    16. You had to wear a forced smile when handed a cross as a present for graduating.

    17. And regardless of how many times you were told "Don't use the Lord's name in vain" you just couldn't stop.

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