Class of 1959 Blog Posts

  • Why Canonisation?
    on Sep 5, 2016
    Efforts to have Catherine McAuley, The founder of the Sisters of Mercy canonized as a Saint.It is God who makes saints. The Church simply ratifies God ’s handiwork and calls it to the attention of the faithful for their encouragement and veneration...
  • Jesse F. Jones III Dies In 2015
    on Aug 11, 2016
    Jesse F. Jones III, 76, of Leavenworth, Kan., died, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at St. Luke’s Cushing Medical Center.He was born on July 28, 1938, in Vicksburg, the son of Jesse F. and Josephine R. (Morrissey) Jones Jr.Jesse graduated from St. Aloysius H...
  • Prayers For Vera!
    on Jun 25, 2016
    I got word this morning that our classmate, Vera Marshall Brown, is in ICU on a ventilator at Merit Health River Region.  Please keep her in your prayers at this time and will keep you updated.May God be with you and bless you!
  • Visiting Classmate & Retreat Area
    on Jun 9, 2016
    Yesterday, we took a road trip to Greenwood, Mississippi to visit our classmate, Ina Lott Whittington, who moved there last August. We all went out to eat at The Crystal Grill and had a great time. Left to right:  Myself, Marian Love Philli...
  • 1950's Memories
    on Jun 6, 2016
    Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot,Before the days of Dylan, or the dawn of Camelot.There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me,For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born,Where navels were for oranges,...
  • Memorial Day ~ 2016
    on May 30, 2016
    Wishing my classmates a thoughtful and respectful Memorial Day. Sunrise at Chimney Rock State Park, North Carolina.
  • Late Classmate's Son Passes Away Suddenly
    on May 19, 2016
    Gary W. Yowan, passed away suddenly on May 18, 2016 at the age of 54. Beloved son of the late William E. and the late Marie Christine Braun Yowan (Class of 1959).  Loving brother of Sandy (Ed) Gulick and his late twin brother, Glenn.  Proud...
  • Happy Mother's Day Classmates!
    on May 7, 2016
  • Walt's Look Around MS: Sisters Of Mercy Convent
    on May 6, 2016
    An article was published today by WLBT-TV's personality, Walt Grayson, about the Sisters of Mercy Convent that is in need of repairs.  Please check out the story below.StorySisters of Mercy Convent...
  • SFXA Rhythm Band
    on May 3, 2016
    4th Grade(Click on picture to enlarge)...
  • Old Pictures Of St. Aloysius College
    on May 2, 2016
    Post Card of St. Aloysius College, Vicksburg, MS, at the corner of Grove and First North Streets.  Founded in 1879.The same building.St. Aloysius College Band at Saint Francis Xavier Academy (SFXA) auditorium. St. Aloysius College...
  • Lost In The Fifties Tonight
    on Apr 21, 2016
  • The 2016 S.F.X.A. Class Reunions
    on Apr 18, 2016
     Walnut Hills RestaurantPictures taken at Walnut Hills Restaurant for our last get-together on a stormy evening of April 11, 2016, before Kay and Jim continued on their trip. We had four days of catching up and spending quality time together. It...
  • Vicksburg Landmark Has Collapsed - Funding Needed For Repairs
    on Apr 14, 2016
    Part of a Mississippi landmark that housed Nuns and taught thousands of students in Vicksburg has collapsed and community funding is needed for repairs. DETAILS>>
  • 2016 St. Aloysius/St. Francis Alumni Banquet
    on Apr 13, 2016
    Vicksburg Catholic SchoolSt. Francis Xavier Academy ~ 1860 St. Aloysius High School ~ 1879April 9th, 2016Special GuestsClass of 1966Class of 2016St. Paul Farrell HallThe Vicksburg Apartments, old Y. M. C. A. and the Old Court House Museum in the...
  • St. Francis Xavier Convent East Wall Has Collapsed
    on Apr 12, 2016
    Center needs help in funding repairA section of the east wall on the first floor of the 1868 St. Francis Xavier Convent, which is now part of the Southern Cultural Heritage Complex, has collapsed.Efforts are currently being made to rebuild the wall,...
  • Happy Easter Classmates!
    on Mar 26, 2016
  • St. Aloysius/St. Francis 2016 Alumni Banquet
    on Mar 5, 2016
    2016 Alumni Banquet and the St. Aloysius/St. Francis Charitable TrustThe 2016 Alumni Banquet will be Saturday, April 9, starting with Mass at 5:30 at St. Paul Catholic Church, and the social and banquet will be held at Farrell Hall immediately follow...
  • Sister Jude Marie Piazza Dies
    on Feb 27, 2016
    Sister Jude Marie Piazza died Wednesday, February 17, 2016, in Frontenac, Missouri.  She was 88.  Sister Jude Marie was born in Vicksburg, MS on February 6, 1928, to Thomas and Elizabeth Piazza.  She attended St. Francis Xavier Academy...
  • Classmate In Hospital
    on Feb 6, 2016
    Please keep Vera Marshall Brown in your prayers.  She was admitted to the hospital this past Tuesday and hopefully will be going home soon.  Get well soon, Vera! May God Bless You!