St. Rose Academy, Vincennes, Indiana
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St. Rose Academy 2023 Reunion
St. Rose Academy Alumnae celebrated their 29th Annual Reunion on Saturday, September 9, 2023. The day began with Mass at St. John’s at 10:00 AM. All alumni, families and friends and the Vincennes Community were invited to attend.
Following Mass, the St. Rose Alumnae proceeded to the Fort Sackville Rooms in the Beckes Student Union on the Vincennes University Campus.
There are no class notes at this time.
Two other congregations taught in Vincennes before the Sisters of Providence: Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky, from 1824-1834, and then Sisters of Charity from Emmitsburg, Maryland, until 1843.
Then, when Mother Theodore was in France, Bishop de la Hailandiere sent three Sisters of Providence to Vincennes. They were at first located in a house on Main Street between Fourth and Fifth – the Bishop’s Block. In 1847, Bishop Bazin relocated them to the former seminary on Second Street. This building also housed resident students, and from 1849 to 1863, orphan girls.
When the orphan boys were moved to the Old College (St. Vincent’s), the girls took their place. This left St. Rose as boarding school and academy, and as before, the sisters’ residence. In 1845, with the consent of Bishop Chatard, the city was to cut a street in the path of St. Rose, the school building was razed and a new St. Rose Academy was built. The third and last building was dedicated in 1964. In 1970, St. Rose Academy joined with Central Catholic High School for boys at Vincennes Rivet High School.
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