Parents Offer to Buy Catholic School

1 decade 2 years 19 hours ago Sunday, January 21 2007 Jan 21, 2007 Sunday, January 21, 2007 6:22:04 PM CST January 21, 2007 in News
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The Sisters of the Most Precious Blood plan to sell the Linda Vista school and the land it sits on to the highest bidder. They say they need to raise money for the retirement and health care of the order's 200 members. On average, the sisters are 75 years old. The Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, like many other religious orders around the nation, have fewer members than they used to.  In 1965, about 180-thousand sisters worked in elementary schools, hospitals and with other missions. There are now fewer than 67-thousand nuns in the U-S. Parents want to keep the school open in Chesterfield. They say they have offered to buy it.

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