THE ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART AT GRAND COTEAU 200 YEARS
A 176-page hardcover book that tells the 200-year history of the Academy of the Sacred Heart at Grand Coteau, La. Published in the school’s Bicentennial year, the book notes that this all-girls Catholic educational institution, founded in 1821, is the longest continuously running Sacred Heart school in the world. The text takes the reader through the nuns’ early struggles to establish the school, then the antebellum years, the Civil War, the Great Flood of 1927, and World War II. Also, the Miracle of Grand Coteau, the founding of the College of the Sacred Heart, and the traditions, customs and standards that make the school unique. It includes hymns, prayers, poems, recipes, and a timeline of key events. Illustrated with maps, paintings, and scores of historical and contemporary photos.