A closed Catholic grade school in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond section became the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s newest independent living residence for seniors when Nativity B.V.M. Place was blessed Nov. 6 by Archbishop Charles Chaput. See our photo gallery of the dedication of the 63-apartment facility, and read full coverage here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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As I looked at the pictures of Nativity place; I tried to see the school that I attended from 1st grade in September of 1949. I couldn’t see the school but I could feel faint memories. The Nativity BVM school played a big part in the lives of the Kernan family. My dad attended, probably the old school across the street. And the six of us kids attended from September,1943, sister Nora; until the last one, Michael graduated in June,1968. The middle children’s lives were enriched there, Connie, Jimmy, Albert, and Joey. I think we were blessed. Now the ex-school will enrich the lives the seniors who will live there.
Nice to see a building to use rather than tearing it down. Funny it would be interesting to see how many alumni of the grade school are now senior residents.
This is very nice. I only wish there was more publicity. Every story pertaining to Catholics seems negative. This is a positive.
A wonderful accomplishment
Kudos to all that made it happen
Hopefully with the school taken care of
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