The role Catholic schools played in the formation of CPS

The role Catholic schools played in the formation of CPS

A number of Catholic schools have closed over the years in Chicago and around the country. But many of these same schools, and the religious sisters, who ran them were instrumental not only in educating immigrant children, but in influencing the earliest days of Chicago public schools. Part of an exhibit at Loyola University Museum of Art tells the story. It focuses on one of the orders, the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the BVMs. WBEZ’s Lynette Kalsnes reports.