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St. Mary’s Industrial Home | Embracing the Future with Hope

St. Mary’s Industrial Home | Embracing the Future with Hope

Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.  Henry David Thoreau Brothers Paul van Gerwen, Augustine, Polycarp, and Sebastian left us a rich spiritual legacy. The legacy is not only about the foundation of Saint Mary’s, but also about the shaping of our Xaverian spirituality. These men […]

by × April 10, 2015 ×

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St. Mary’s Industrial Home | Living the Present with Passion

St. Mary’s Industrial Home | Living the Present with Passion

Read the first reflection in this series: St. Mary’s Industrial Home | Grateful Look at the Past Saint Mary’s Industrial Home for Boys, Working Boys’ Home, Don Bosco Home and many of the other child care ministries are memories. They no longer exist. How then can we talk about living […]

by × April 3, 2015 ×

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St. Mary’s Industrial Home | A Grateful Look at the Past

St. Mary’s Industrial Home | A Grateful Look at the Past

The spirit of a school is difficult to describe. The closure of a school makes it even harder. Saint Mary’s Industrial Home for Boys has been closed for sixty-five years, yet its spirit remains with many Xaverian Brothers and boys who benefitted from its program. The spirit of this school […]

by × March 27, 2015 ×