Please try again later. The student count went from 212,781 in 1961 to 79,782 in 2011, and then below 75,000 in 2013. Please accept my condolences. It was run by the Sisters … We are visiting Peekskill on Thursday and look forward to exploring. I just looked in my old yearbook and found a few pictures of her. A dear friend of mine just died and I am writing an obituary for her. In spite of that controversy, the CSM eventually flourished after being widely recognized for the selfless acts of its Sisters in service to their communities. By Arthur Lowndes. On the north side was: St. Gabriel; The Angel of the Passion and the Angel of Praise. She attended the Fordham University School of Social Work earning her MSW in 1955. I doubt they will become Catholic. We live in Austin, Texas but still have family in Peekskill. Since there was no com… My husband and I had come to Fishkill for a funeral and I could not let pass the opportunity of going back to see St. Mary’s. Located in Northern Westchester, just one hour from Grand Central Terminal, ... Peekskill, NY 10566. The following schools were once operated by Catholic Churches in the Archdiocese of New York and have closed.. This addition was designed by another well-known architect of the time, the skyscraper pioneer, Cass Gilbert was the architect of the Woolworth Building in New York City, and it was once known as “The tallest building in the world”. A system error has occurred. The Chaplain's House on the grounds is now the private residence of a local doctor, and has been gut renovated.But since the CSM moved to a larger property in Greenwich, New York, in 2003, little has been done to the 1876 Abbey and 1896 Chapel buildings. My grandmother was born in 1912 and was orphaned by the age of 5. Sister Helene attended Immaculate Conception Grammar School … This was the first time there had ever been markers in the Sisters’ Cemetery as we early on believed strongly that our life, including our death, lay hidden in God. New York: James Pott & … Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Janet grainger for your positive report. Is there anyone that would message with me about Kemper Hall, their experiences/stories, answer some questions & tell me about the sisters that taught there? The Mt. From tumultuous beginnings, including an uphill battle against the established positions of the Church on monastic orders in general, the CSM eventually flourished after being widely recognized for the selfless acts of its Sisters in service to the community. It was unfortunate that the reallocations were predominantly the issue over a narrow timeline, to the possible exclusion of education, PUBLIC or PRIVATE. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. It was formally constituted by Bishop Horatio Potter of New York as the Sisters of St. Mary. Congdon was a founder of the New York Ecclesiological Society, a group of Episcopal architects that was founded in 1848 to promote “the study of Gothic Architecture, and of Ecclesiastical Antiques.” He received the original commission to build the convent and then he returned in 1896 to build the external main chapel (completed in 1902, with a cornerstone that reads “Magnificat Anima Mea Dominum” or “My soul magnifies the Lord”). Martha, by any chance were you on the tour? Hope this info is useful two years later … North on Hadden Street from Main Street, left on John Street, and straight up the hill. The walls of this chapel contain large calligraphic murals of with the names of the Saints of the Church by Sister Mary Veronica (1874 – 1965, born Ella Sallie McCullough) an outstanding ecclesiastical painter. I am so sorry to read about her death. However, it is my understanding that they become the property of the municipality in which they are located and that entity is required to maintain it. Only in the late 1970s after relatives and friends of past Sisters pleaded with us to mark the graves so that they would know where their loved ones were that we did so. Miguel. GDC did not want them around the Convent proper and respectfully stacked them back in the cemetery. Verify and try again. She also designed the Reredos – the screen or decoration behind the altar in a church, depicting religious iconography. The cemetery is not maintained and its gravestone markers are uprooted and stacked in a corner of the cemetery. I have seen the revised plans on the Internet for “The Abbey at Fort Hill” and have spoken with a representative of GDC who confirms that the plans have been revised so as not to have to move the cemetery. They also owned and operated several other institutions for the care of orphans, wayward children and hospitals in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Metropolitan area, such as: the House of Mercy, Inwood-on-Hudson, in northern New York City; St. Savior’s Sanitarian, Inwood-on Hudson; St. Mary’s Free Hospital for Children. For over a century, the Convent at Mount St. Gabriel, a picturesque plot of land in the highlands of Peekskill, NY, was home to the Community of St. Mary. She would have graduated from school about 1963 or 1964. The gardens were so beautiful – the view of the Hudson and mountains spectacular. Thank you for your hand me down uniform of pink and blue. 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