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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

American Catholic High School With the Most Vocations?

Hat tip to Tito at CVSTOS FIDEI for finding this article...

"W. Catholic religious Return To Their Roots
The school has turned out many priests, nuns and brothers."

By David O'Reilly
Inquirer Staff Writer

Did the drinking fountains at West (Philadelphia) Catholic High School dispense holy water?

That may explain the astonishing number of priests, nuns and religious brothers who have poured out of that urban brick fortress at Chestnut and 45th Streets - many of whom returned yesterday for a special reunion.

Since its founding as a boys' school in 1916, and the addition of the girls' school in 1926, West Catholic has turned out more than 1,000 religious sisters, 600 priests, at least 300 Christian Brothers, six bishops, and Cardinal John O'Connor, the late archbishop of New York - Class of '38.

That may be a record for any Catholic high school in America, according to West Catholic's president, Brother Timothy Ahern.

Read the rest of the article here...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wow, good stuff keep up the Blogging, i will add you to my Blog Roll, i see my Blog as a vocations Blog, since it deals only with Religious LIfe and Priesthood, and has slideshows with hopes to inspire