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Today every sectton of our Unrted States knows and loves both Domrnr
can Prrests and Do rnrcan Srste-rs The hrstory of the-rr actwlty rn Callfornra
runs parallel wnh the proaress of our Golden State
What couraa rs shown rn hat fearless lrttle Domrntcan group' Brshop
Alemany O P Father Vrlarrasa O P ana Mother Mary Goemaere O P
Journeyed rn 1850 from rrch eleaant Parts to the prrmrtrve adobe shelters rn
Monterey Soon a natrv Caltfornra arrl Concepcron Arauello entered th1s
novttrate and became Srst r Mary Domrnrca O P Others followed her example
The Lord of the Harvest qenerously blessed the work and when Benecra
then known as the Crty by the Stlver Gate became the State Caprtal rt wel
comed the Dormnrcans from Monterey
The Sarnt Catherrne s Convent preserved 1ts name even rn 1ts new locatron
and rt arew so raprdly that rn 1862 rt sent frve Srsters to establrsh a School
dedlcated to Samt Rose rn the raptdly arowrnq c1t,1 of San Francrsco ln a lrttle
frame burldrna on Brannan Street near Fourth the Ctty by the Golden Gate
aave frrendly shelter to our frrst Sarnt Ftose Academy The courage of the
Domrnrcan Srsters rnet the drffrcultres of proneer days By the year 1878 more
room was necessary to accommodate the number of puprls so Ststers and
Students moved to a larqer frame burldrnq located on Golden Gate Avenue
near Sterner Street Thrs School was completely destroyed by frre on October
6 1893 A temporary home for Sarnt Rose Academy was provtded rn a small
frame cottaqe near Sacred Heart Church by the krrdness of the Pastor
Gratefully the Srsters accepted these lrvrnq quarters but as soon as pos
srble they looked for a laraer burldrnq rn whrch they could both lrve and have
classrooms ln 1900 a larqe house on Scott Street near Post was rented and
aqarn a number of students reqrstered for study lt was the rntentton to make
thrs a temporary Sarnt Rose Academy untrl a new home could be burlt
The spacrous burldrnq on the southeast corner of Prne and P1erce Streets
was completed and dedrcated by Archbrshop Fttordan on lanuary 15 1906
The memorable earthquake on Aprrl 18th of that year caused only mrnor dam
aqe to the new burldrnq The frre drd not reach 1t
Sarnt Prose Academy has qrown wrth the years and has always farthfully
preserved the hlahest standards rn the freld of Dommlcan educatron Com
bmed wrth our admrratron for our tradrtrons we treasure opt1m1st1c ant1c1pa
trons of a alorrous celebratlon rn 1902 when our loved Salnt Rose Academy
ln San Francrsco wrll measure 1ts age by a century
Clalre lohnstone 41
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PAGE THIR Y TWO
SA 'NIT ROSE ACADEMY BRANNAN STREET SAN FRANC SCO
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SAN FRANCISCO a c1ty of contrasts of seethmg ltvmg turbulent
humamty every color of the race spectrum A c1ty of narrow medleval
streets and wrde modern boulevards A cxty where one daren t venture down
town wlthout both hat and gloves A vast metropolts hemmed 1n on one s1de
by a bay on the other by an ocean Here 1t IS one fmds h1lls so steep that
they run parallel wrth the telephone poles and nearby mrles and m1les of
flat sandy beaches And here rt IS too that ancrent trolleys go chuggmg up
steep slopes only to stop on top for streamlmed busses to whrzz by
A proud warm hearted crty we are w1th our smoky factor1es lofty
churches our art gallerles and skyscrapers But how hard 1t lS to realrze
leanmg at nrght from some hrgh wmdow one s eye caught by the glrtter of
the masslve yet falryltke brxdge archmg 1ts way over darkness or by Cort
Tower aloofly rrsmg out of the shadows that Just a lrttle way off rs Down
town There am1d glarmg Neon lrghts one hears any language one wants
to hear and sees any type for though all Amerrcans each somehow keeps
his 1nd1v1dual1ty IH thrs stlll meltmg melttng pot
In San Franctsco any afternoon one need but amble down by Frsher
man s Wharf to see hundreds of sky blue lrttle IISIIIFIQ boats bobb1ng up and
down on the water, and perhaps close by a grgantlc ocean lmer wrth a for
such 1ron1c slghts as IU a certam Nob H1ll park where the scented poodles of
rrch old matrrarchs condescendrngly romp wrth ragged Chmese urchms?
Bagdad Parls Berlm Tokyo Canton San Francrsco IS all these and
more' For she preserves all the genume European flavor whrle subtly lrke a
very skrllful cook addmg Just the rrght dash of Orrental myst1c1sm and GXOIIC
charm she blends xt all w1th what IS truly Amer1can
Barbara Alllson 42
A VISIT TO DOMINICAN COLLEGE
HE entrre Semor Class of Samt Rose Academy and a llmrted number of
students from the Senror Classes of varrous other Cathol1c schools m the crty
were mvrted to a tea and fasbron show held at the Dom nrcan College of San
Rafael on May 3 l94l The students arrrved at Meadowlands at 2 p m
They regrstered there and were met by a number of very charmmg and courte
ous students of the college who drvxded the guest students mto groups and
escorted them on a tour of the campus Th1s tour mcludeci the Admmrstratron
Blllldlflq Resrdence Hall whrch showed the prtde that the grrls take m decor
atmg therr rooms Angehco Hall Guzman Lrbrary Art Gallery whrch con
tamed a number of very m erestmg art works done by the students
Durmg the afternoon a number of athletrc events took place Th1s was
followed by a sctence demonstratron 1n the Phys1cs burldmg
The tea and the fashlon show commenced at 4 30 p m at Fameaux Hall
The clothes modeled by a group of college students were from I Magnm s
They were very lovely and were made more appeallng to the eye because of
the splendrd modelmg done by the students
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