Maria Immaculata thrived
at educating teenage girls thru the 1960's and even shared instructors with Mallinckrodt HS, who were in the
same building. Unfortunately, during the later part of the 1960's, teaching orders started to have fewer girls join the
communities, which led to not as many nuns teaching and, as a result, put a strain on many parochial school's finances
by having to hire lay teachers.
Sr. Anastasia stated
in conclusion that "...beginning in June, 1968, the aspirancy was “temporarily” suspended. Only two applicants
had been received for the aspirancy for September; the total enrollment would be 16 or 17 students. The original plan was
to suspend the aspirancy for two years; however, after that period, it was not reopened."
to Sr. Anastasia for her information on this page!)
The building that housed
Maria Immaculata Academy still stands today as a condiminum facility for senior citizens called Mallickrodt in the Park.
WILMETTE MARIA IMMACULATA ACADEMY
Year closed: 1968
From Kathy McNally
"The two years I spent
as an aspirant with the Sisters were the most beautiful and happy days of my life. I attended from 1965 through
1967. The peaceful walk through the apple trees down to the cemetery and stations of the cross is incomparable to any
place that I have found to pray in lay life. It was a wonderful life. Thank you to all the sisters who helped us
grow closer to God. I would have loved to have seen the building one more time before the condo conversion."
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