Sacred Heart Seminary Quick Facts
Year opened: 1935
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from Thomas Kariotis (former student from 1961-64, dated April 24, 2020):
"I graduated from Our Lady of Pompeii school in Little Italy, and attended Sacred Heart Seminary from 1961-64. I attended
before the new buildings and circular chapel were built. The new buildings are Casa Italia.
"Calvary Hill was there and has 33 stairs, which all us seminarians had to go to the top on our knees because they represented
the 33 years in Christ's life.
"There was a lagoon that was all water and it would freeze over, so we could shovel the snow and play hockey (in the
winter). There was also a tunnel that from a building where went to school, had an audio-visual room, and a store that a Brother
ran. We could only go there once a month, to another building where we slept in a dormitory that had a gym. The juniors and
seniors lived upstairs, and we could not go up there.
"Our mail (incoming and outgoing) was read. There was a shrine at one end of the tunnel. We were only allowed to walk
around the grounds if we had a monitor or upperclassman with us.
"The dormitory had about 30 beds there like a barracks. No free time alone and prayers always. There was no picnic area
(before) they finally built and called it a pavilion.
"We could only see our parents once a month on a Sunday afternoon for a few hours. (Also), we would have to march in
two single lines like little soldiers to go to another building to eat. The nuns would cook and we would have to clean up
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