Posted by: newenglandarchivist | August 15, 2013

South Boston Schools

Cornerstone ceremony for CCCH
Photo from the laying of the cornerstone for the new Archbishop Cushing Central High School in South Boston.

One of the fun things about being an archivist–at least for me–is going through the old photos. This one was taken in 1952 at the ceremony to lay the new cornerstone for Archbishop Central High School. Richard Cushing was Archbishop from 1944 to 1958. When he was elevated to Cardinal, the school also changed its name and became CCCH.

Long before it was Cushing High, it had been called Saints Peter and Paul High School. The school opened in 1860 and had many successful years. But the Depression hit the school hard and it had to close in 1937. In 1942, Sister Eleanor Joseph Delaney (sitting on the left of Archbishop Cushing) announced the school would reopen. It did and became Cushing High.

Also seen in the picture is the Mother Superior of the Sisters of Notre Dame, Sister Josepha de Francois, sitting on the right of Cushing. Standing behind Sister Eleanor Joseph and Mother Josepha de Francois are [from left to right]: Sr. Therese Marguerite, Sr. Loretto Julia [later Mother Superior of the SNDs], Sr. Angelita of the Sacred Heart, Sister Ursula Marie and Sister Agnes Stanislaus.

The Sister in back on the far right is unidentified. If anyone recognizes her, please let me know!

Posted by: newenglandarchivist | August 12, 2013

The Railway Strike of 1877

Check out the August 2013 issue of the Annals to learn a little about the 1877 Railroad Strike and what happened to 5 Sisters of Notre Dame as they struggled to travel by train from Cincinnati to Boston during the strike.

Posted by: newenglandarchivist | August 7, 2013

Annals from the Archives


Be sure to check out the latest Annals. These monthly articles describe the Sisters contributions to the 1893 Columbian Exposition, their involvement in nursing the sick during the 1918 Influenza pandemic and lots more!!

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