Monday, October 20, 2008

St. Mary Star of the Sea



On the east side of Court Street in South Brooklyn or Carroll Gardens is the church of St. Mary Star of the Sea. The mailing address is 467 Court St., Brooklyn NY 11231, telephone 718-625-2270. The parish website is here.
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For decades, the Dominican Sisters staffed the parish school, which closed in 1988. Adjacent to the church is a building which appears to have been the parish school now signed "Blue Feather School." The parish was established in 1853, apparently by Fr. David Bacon, pastor at Assumption. In "Brooklyn by Name," page 70, the authors Leonard Benardo and Jennifer Weiss point out that Al Capone married Mae Coughlin here in 1919.
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Please note the comment (link above photos) which states that the Sisters of Charity taught the girls and the Franciscan Brothers the boys.  Thanks for the correction, June, 2013.


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3 comments:

  1. I don't remember Dominican nuns--There were Franciscan Brothers for the Boy's Department and Sisters of Charity for the Girl's Department. and YES we were separated then-can you imagine??? I went through the school for eight years there - no middle school then///

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  2. We did have Dominican nuns. 1965... The one year I attended, sister Mark Marie was my teacher.

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  3. 1964 there were Dominican nuns.

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