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When profiling is “reasonable,” injustice becomes excusable 7/24/13

NewsAlert: *** ST. AGNES ALUMNI 71st ANNUAL PICNIC, AUGUST 19, 2017; MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR *** 4/27/17
*** In Loving Memory of Pastor "Pat" Feliciano *** 3/8/14 *** Peter Feliciano Needs Your Prayers *** 12/14/15
Fr. Ray Masterson Obit 3/19/14 Fr. Ray Masterson Remembrance Letter 3/19/14 Fr. Ray Masterson Remembrance 3/19/14
The boys of St Agnes, a video by Sr Margaret Palliser 3/20/14 Augusta DiMarino; Mother of 4 Maltese "House Kids" 11/10/15
George Favre, 82, Sparkill, A House Kid, Biography 5/24/14 View Sacred Heart Chapel Video 2/24/14
Alumni Newsletter, Spring 2015 5/11/15 In Memory of Hugh J. “MAC” McAvinue, By Gerald F. Merna 2/22/15

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ST. AGNES ALUMNI 71st ANNUAL PICNIC, AUGUST 19, 2017 4/27/17
Former child residing at St. Agnes - By Harold Tyson 2/21/17
ALL IN THE FAMILY-By James E. Merna-Apr2016 4/27/16
Marine Jerry Merna Meets Navy MOH Recipient Thomas G. Kelley, March. 14, 2016 by Gerald F. Merna 3/23/16
A Memorable Visit to the White House, March 12, 1968 by Gerald F. Merna 3/23/16
MEDAL OF HONOR CEREMONY JULY 1, 1983 by Gerald F. Merna 3/23/16
RETIREMENT OF LT-COL MELINDA F. GRAFTON (Dec. 11, 2015) by Gerald F. Merna 3/23/16
A CHRISTMAS VISIT TO ARLINGTON (2015) by Gerald F. Merna 12/27/15
Peter Feliciano Needs Your Prayers 12/14/15
Adopt A Sister and Send Her A Christmas Card (2015) 12/9/15
Augusta Di Marino; Biography 11/10/15 Augusta Di Marino; Mother of 4 Maltese "House Kids" 11/10/15
THE LOSS OF ANOTHER OF PIERMONT’S GREATEST GENERATION—ALOIS SISOLAK, SR 9/29/15
MARINES OF ST AGNES PICTORIAL 9/29/15 YORKTOWN-VA CAPES STAMPS 9/29/15
VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL STAMP UNVEILING CEREMONY 9/29/15
The Seven Merna Siblings: From Dominican Convents To The Beyond: Pictorial Story 9/8/15
A Thank You From Gen Dempsey 9/8/15 4 Vietnam Stories by GFM 9/8/15
Aerospace Industry Defines Course at Farnsborough Show 9/8/15 Cooperation Seen as Path to Industrial Profitability 9/8/15
Leatherneck Magazine, Mar 05, Extreme Leadership 9/8/15 Here's Health to You and to Our Corps 9/8/15
Leatherneck Magazine, Nov 05, Story On Marine Stamps 6/28/15 The Tattoo Poem with pics V5, 11 Aug 02 6/28/15
Letters From Vietnam By GFM 6/28/15 E25 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Div, Korea, 1953 6/28/15
Barbershops Baseball Caps and Buddies 6/28/15 1stBn, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Korea 1952 6/28/15
St. Agnes Alumni Newsletter Spring 2015 5/11/15
In Memory of Hugh J. “MAC” McAvinue - A Tribute - January 24, 2015: By Gerald F. Merna, 1stLt USMC (Ret.) 2/22/15
McHugh-McAvinue-Kee-Trask et al. - Photos: By Gerald F. Merna, 1stLt USMC (Ret.) 2/22/15
George Favre, 82, Sparkill, A House Kid, Biography 5/24/14
ALUMNI NEWSLETTER, SPRING 2014 4/20/14 ANNUAL ALUMNI PICNIC - SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014 4/23/14
The boys of St Agnes, a video by Sr Margaret Palliser 3/20/14
Fr. Ray Masterson Obit 3/19/14 Fr. Ray Masterson Remembrance By GFM - Letter 3/19/14 Fr. Ray Masterson Remembrance By GFM - Pictorial 3/19/14
*** In Loving Memory of Pastor "Pat" Feliciano *** 3/8/14
Photos From Rudy Loyola's Son Peter 11/08/13
WebNews#37 Tenth Anniverary Special 9/19/13
Prayers Are Needed For A House's Kid Manny Loyola 9/07/13
Dominican Sisters Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Sacred Heart Chapel 8/21/13 View Video of Sacred Heart Chapel 2/24/14
114th Anniversity of the tragic St Agnes Fire (abridged version) 8/21/13
Angel Moran, Retired, currently living in Puerto Rico and several female "House Kids" added to list 8/19/13
Photos of William (Bill) Herbert at St. Agnes and St. Dominic's 7/31/13
In Memory of our Beloved Gloria R Kingsley * 7/29/13
Alumni NewsLetter: Spring 2013 4/6/13
Art Themes by Arturo 11/10/12

 

Biographies:
Gaspar Cipolla Ricardo C. Colon Harry Connors
Caesar Feliciano Carlos Feliciano David T. Feliciano Pastor (Pat) Feliciano Peter (Pedro) Feliciano
Stephen J. Fromholz, Sr. Louis A. Lopez George Charles Merna Gerald F. Merna Thomes G. Merna
Robert F. Pulliza Frank Jacob Rosenstine Joseph R. Stanaitis Joseph (Joe) Wiska

BioPhotos:
Raymond (Ramon) Adames John J. Antonacci Joseph Antonacci Dennis Bailey Lorenzo Calderon
Robert Coyle William Doherty Benjamin Feliciano Bob Keane James Lawson
James Merna Richard Merna Robert Merna John (Sammy) Tolins

“Home Kids: The Story of St. Agatha Home for Children,” By Nancy Canfield: "Book Recounts Author's Life in Orphanage:"
By Pat Sherman UNION-TRIBUNE COMMUNITY NEWS WRITER, March 10, 2006. "Nancy Canfield knows how a single, immutable event can forever alter a child's life. In her recently published book, “Home Kids: The Story of St. Agatha Home for Children,” Canfield recounts the years she and four siblings spent at a Catholic orphanage in New York."  (More....)

'Home Kids' By Nancy Canfield: The story of St. Agatha Home for Children:
"We're going to take you kids,"
he pointed to each of us sitting on the couch and said our names in a sing-song voice "Jackie... Tommy... Hellen... David and Nancy," pausing between each name as if to prove he knew them, "to see a school tomorrow, a boarding school, see how you like it." He said this in a voice that implied it was temporary, like we'd have a choice about attending. With those words the Canfield siblings began a journey that profoundly shaped their formative years. Home Kids is Nancy Canfield's courageous retelling of her family's dramatic story and the inspirational story of St. Agatha Home for Children.  (More....)

WebLink: When 'Home" was St. Agatha: By Arthur H. Gunter, THE JOURNAL NEWS (Original publication: December 6, 2005)
Letters: 'Home Kids' By Nancy Canfield: The Story of St. Agatha Home for Children: Sent: 01/19/2006
Photos: St. Agatha Home Keepsake Photograph.

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