St. Rose Academy, Vincennes, Indiana
St. Rose Academy Alumnae 2022 Reunion Information
This year, St. Rose Academy Alumnae celebrated its 28th annual reunion. The reunion took place on Saturday, Sept. 24. The day began with Mass at St. John’s at 10 a.m. Father Tony Ernst and Father Gary Kaiser were the celebrants.
Following Mass, the St. Rose Alumnae proceeded to Green Activities Center on the Vincennes University Campus.
Classes honored this year included those the graduating classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967 and 1972, as well as those who are celebrating a little late.
We hope to have photos posted from the event soon!
2021 Reunion Information
For reunion information, you may contact Mary Ann Thacker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text to 812-890-2902.
Keep in touch on Facebook
The Central Catholic-St. Rose Academy Alumni have an active group on Facebook. There are many photo albums of old class photos, school photos, past reunions and a lot more. You must send a request to join. Get started here!
Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp, SP, General Councilor, is heading the alumnae/i relations area of our department at this time. You may reach her at 812-535-2855 or email email@example.com.
History of St. Rose Academy
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.