September 2, 2014
By Sister Kathleen Q.
We never know when or how our past will revisit us from an unexpected source!
It was 1974, a heartbreaking time of Catholic school closings, especially in low economic areas. Members of the education office of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York, wanted to relocate junior high students from a neighborhood Catholic school to another school quite a distance from where they lived. It would have been the second time in six months these students were being told to relocate.
The parents of these students were not willing to accept the negative emotional and educational impact a second transition would have on their children. Additionally, the distance of the other junior high presented safety and transportation concerns. After many futile attempts to reverse the decision, the parents decided to found their own school, and they invited Sisters Catherine C., Lenore G. and me to staff the school. Read More