The Class of 1959 made truly lifelong friendships during their years at St. Joseph Hill Academy. Not only did they have one of the most successful 50th reunions 10 years ago, but they even coordinated a substantial group to mark their 55th class reunion.
During the summer of 2019, a small group reunited on Staten Island again! With a couple of “locals” from New York State, Connecticut and some long distance travelers from as far as California, their group may have been small in number, but the bonds they shared of the course of their lives have kept their friendships close.
With a small group, their goal was to gather at the new convent to visit the Sisters and to see the renovated chapel. Thankfully, Sister William McGovern was available to serve as their tour guide, not only through the building and chapel, but also on their journey down memory road.
Conversations covered days in classrooms, unusual moments shared amongst students and their teachers, and how some of these student –teacher relationships grew into friendships.
Overall is was a lovely afternoon together at St. Joseph Hill culminating with delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant, where the main course was served over stories about families, careers and enjoying retirement.
The Sisters wish to remind all the graduates of St. Joseph Hill they are always welcome to come home and visit!