Author Edward J. Branley was educated by the brothers at Brother Martin High (class of 1976). He is a former high school history teacher, author of Images of America: New Orleans: The Canal Streetcar Line, and creator of several Web sites focusing on the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans.
Brothers of the Sacred Heart in New Orleansby Edward J. Branley
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When New Orleanians ask "Where did you go to school?" they aren't asking what university you attended but what high school. That tells a native a lot about you. For over 150 years, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart have educated the young men of New Orleans, giving them the opportunity to answer the question proudly by replying St. Stanislaus, St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu, or Brother Martin. Images of America: Brothers of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans showcases photographs, illustrations, and maps tracing the role of the institute in making New Orleans a vibrant and dynamic city, able to overcome even the worst of adversity. From their roots in the French Quarter, moving to Faubourg Marigny, and finally settling in Gentilly, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart continue to make a major contribution to metro New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana.
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