BROTHER T. JEROME
FATHER JAMES GAFFEY
Superintendent of Schools
Supervisor of Christian
Ninety-nine years ago the Christian Brothers
arrived in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to
assume the direction of Saint Mary's College on
Mission Road which had been opened by the
Most Reverend loseph Sadoc Alemany five
years earlier and staffed by the diocesan clergy.
This first contingent of eight Christian Brothers
was led by an indomitable spirit, Brother lustin
McMahon, after whom this school is named. lt
seems completely fitting that this school, the
first Catholic secondary school for boys in Napa
County, be named in honor of the first Provincial
of the Christian Brothers in California-Brother
Iustin. His name is perpetuated in San Francisco
by lustin Drive, at Saint Mary's College by Iustin
Hall, and now in the city of Napa by Iustin High
School. The Christian Brothers today rejoice that
this great teacher and outstanding champion of
the Catholic school system in the United States
is commemorated by this new secondary school.
The name Iustin may not have a familiar ring
in the Napa valley but the Christian Brothers
are no strangers in these surroundings. Since
1932, when the training school for Christian
Brothers was established at Mont La Salle, the Brothers have been in-
terested in the area and for a number of years have anticipated the
establishment of a Catholic high school for boys. The Catholic people
of Napa were also desirous of securing a high school for their children.
Through the combined effort of the Christian Brothers, His Excellency,
Leo T. Maher, first bishop of the Santa Rosa diocese, and the people of
the community these hopes have been realized with the construction of
We are grateful to all those who participated with His Excellency and
the Christian Brothers in establishing Iustin High School.
We wish to thank also the students of Iustin High, their parents, and
the friends of the school who have so wholeheartedly supported the
efforts of our operation under difficult circumstances. Our gratitude ex-
tends particularly to the faculty whose untiring efforts and enthusiasm
augur well for this new establishment.
ln closing, we ask the good Lord to continue to bless the work of Cath-
olic secondary education begun so auspiciously in Napa County.
Cordially yours in Christ,
BROTHER T. IEROME WEST, F.S.C.
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