Group photograph of the first three president's of Marymount. In the polka dot dress is Sr. Elizabeth Gallagher, the first president of the college. In the middle is Sr. Majella Berg, the third and longest sitting president of the college. On the left is Sr. Berchmann's Walsh, the second president of the college.
Fundraising letter by M. Berchmans Walsh to Marymount Junior College parents and friends discussing the potential growth of the school and the much needed funding that is required to develop the school buildings.
Black and white photograph of Father Gailhac., Jean Gailhac was born in Béziers, France on November 13, 1802. On September 12, 1828, Father Jean Gailhac was assigned as chaplain to the civil and military hospital of the city of Béziers where he met many women who suffered from illnesses which were the result of prostitution. These women were mostly uneducated and had neither family nor social support. With the help of friends, he founded the Good Shepherd, a shelter for these women.
Over the course of the years, Father Gailhac spoke with his friends Eugene Cure and his wife Appollonie Cure. The Cures were devoted to the works that Father Gailhac had undertaken. In 1848 after the death of Eugene Cure, Appollonie Cure decided to devote her funds and her life to work for the education and help of these women and their children. In 1849, Father Gailhac called together Appollonie Cure and five other women : Eulalie Vidal, Rosalie Gibbal, Rose Jeantet, Cécile Cambon, and Marie Roques to form the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. Father Gailhac acted as their spiritual director and formator for these women who began their work in the Good Shepherd Refuge for women and an orphanage. Appollonie Cure, now Mother Saint Jean, was named the general superior of the new community. As the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary grew and expanded to other countries and continents, Father Gailhac kept in contact with them through numerous letters, visits and spiritual treatises until his death on January 25, 1890. Father Jean Gailhac was declared Venerable by the Roman Catholic Church in 1972.
"Feast of Our Lady of Fatima" fundraising letter from M. Berchmans Walsh to the parents of Marymount Junior College students. In this letter, M. Berchmans Walsh describes events that are happening at Marymount Junior College as well as fundraising for the development of buildings on campus.
Letter from M.Berchmans Walsh to parents of students at Marymount Junior College dated March 7th 1960. M. Berchmans Walsh discusses club activities, events, and guest speakers at Marymount Junior College. M. Berchmans Walsh closed the letter with information about the Expansion Program and how the school needed monetary assistance in developing more buildings on campus for the students.