By Lois Staas
Gloucester City News
With great care and dedication, they have taught the children of Gloucester City for 126 years.
In 1873 at the request of Father Egbert Kars, the first four sisters arrived from Newburgh, NY, to become an enduring part not only of the Catholic Community of St. Mary’s, but all of Gloucester City and environs.
In the early days laity taught at St. Mary’s. Some of them were Henry Conaty, Mary Gorman, Katherine Murphy, Henry Phepoe, Hattie Thompson, and Annie Whittington.
PHOTO: THE FORMER ST. MARY CONVENT, Sussex and Ridgeway Streets