A Visit from the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy

When Reverend (“Doc”) Joseph L. O’Brien and Reverend James J. May opened Bishop England High School in 1915, they asked for the support and assistance of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy. Three OLM sisters were on the original faculty at the founding of the school. We were blessed to have three current OLM sisters who have ties to Bishop England visit with us yesterday to celebrate vocations in conjunction with Catholic Schools’ Week:  Sister Mary Joseph (BEHS Class of 1960); Sister Stella Maris, who attended BEHS from 1947-49 and taught from 1970 – 74 in the science department;  and Sister Anne Francis, who served as Social Studies Department Chair and teacher in 1988- 89 after a long and vibrant career as History Professor at the College of Charleston.