Photos | COURTESY Emily Gaudin (below), Joseph Hankins (above) St. Mary’s Dominican High School National Art Honor Society (NAHS) members enjoyed a colorful painting
By Christine Bordelon Clarion Herald The Office of Catholic Schools laid out its “work-in-progress” Nov. 10 to expand educational offerings for children with a
A funeral Mass for Mary Jane Capella Silva, the retired principal of St. Michael Special School, will be celebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond Friday, Sept. 7, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans.
It’s just not in Jane Silva’s DNA to sit still. Defying the illness that has made her a little less nimble in recent months,
(The following column was written by Peter Finney Jr. and published in the Clarion Herald on May 19, 2012. Mrs. Silva passed away this week following a lengthy battle with cancer.)
The book has been there for years, squeezed into the bookcase in her tiny principal’s office, the one with the cinderblock walls just to the left of the front entrance to St. Michael Special School. Jane Silva pulls the “The Blue Rose” by Gerda Weissmann Klein from the shelf and begins reading.