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What SSJ Has Meant to Me – Gail Caretto, SSJ Class of ’65

Mrs. Gail Caretto, '65

Mrs. Gail Caretto, ’65

What does SSJ mean to me?  It is a place where I have been accepted, encouraged, and challenged to be more than I thought I could be.  The Loreto Sisters have such a loving understanding of what is important in life.  God is first, your family next , and then your education.  I see the students grow in strength of character, being honest and strong.  You see Sister Raphael at the students’ ball games, graduations, weddings, and, now, even funerals.  Her quiet presence means so much to us all. (And not so quiet at some of the ball games!)   I came to school here in the 60’s, my children attended during the 80’s and 90’s, and now my grandchildren are at SSJ.  When I go to the assemblies, programs, masses, and see the devotion, and respect of these students, I feel so privileged to have been a graduate of SSJ, and that we have all been so very blessed to be a part of SSJ.

Posted February 1st, 2016