Xavier High School Celebrates 175 Years of Catholic Education

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A New York Catholic High School is celebrating almost 2 centuries of providing a quality education.

Xavier High School, a Jesuit school in Manhattan, culminated it’s 175th anniversary year with a Mass at the church of St Francis Xavier on Saturday. The Mass was followed by a gala with New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Jesuit Father John Larkin founded Xavier as an all-boys school in 1847 with only five cents in his pocket. Back then it was called “The School of the Holy Name of Jesus.”