Montgomery Catholic Releases Historical Book: Faith. Virtue. Wisdom. A History of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School, 1873-2023

MONTGOMERY – Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School has published and released a historical book of the school as an institution from 1873 to the present on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, the same day as their 150th Anniversary Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Faith. Virtue. Wisdom. A History of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School, 1873-2023 contains a narrative history, in-text images, and begins with the roots of Catholicism in Alabama. It explores the development of the school and culminates in an understanding of the school’s current realities. In-text images provide a small sampling of the school’s collection within its archives. Finally, the insert shows key figures within the narrative, most prominently those for whom buildings or facilities are named.

Founded as The Institution of St. Mary of Loretto in 1873, Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School has been in continuous operation for 150 years and counting. The school began with six Sisters of Loretto and 100 female students who taught and learned at the Gerald mansion in downtown Montgomery, Alabama. Since then, it has expanded into a co-educational school with three campuses.

Faith. Virtue. Wisdom. offers an institutional history of this evolution as it occurred during a century-and-a-half. Today, Montgomery Catholic is thriving by centering a slate of rigorous academics, championship-level sports, and vibrant arts offering on its mission of serving God, the Catholic Church, and the people of the community.The commissioned author, Foster Dickson, is a writer, editor, and teacher in Montgomery, Alabama. His previous works include the full-color coffee-table book I Just Make People Up about Montgomery Catholic alumnus Clark Walker.

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