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||Tevis B Vandergriff IV
||Ft. Mill, SC
|St. Frances Cabrini Church
||I grew up in New Orleans and the vast majority of my family and friends still reside there. Cabrini is our family's parrish and like you, have many fond memories there. Through time, we have celebrated many events here, like most of you. And like most you, these events ranged from the sweet, joyous celebrations of christenings, first communion, weddings, Easter, Christmas and more. We've also celebrated the solemn mass as we buried our friends and loved ones.
However, like the rest of New Orleans, we must move on and rebuild. In this case, it is time for Cabrini to rise from the ashes in the form of the new Holy Cross School. I am not a member of the Holy Cross community (I graduated from NOLA Jesuit, class of '94), but I do believe they will be very instrumental in revitalizing the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini area. Dare I say the brothers and lay members of the Holy Cross community will be a driving force in revitalizing the entire Lakefront New Orleans communities.
New Orleans is at a major crossroads right now...one of change, progress and survival crossed by same-old-same-old and death. Please, not just for the benefit of the greater Gentilly/Lake Terrace/Lake Vista/UNO area community, but for all of New Orleans, allow the brothers of Holy Cross to proceed as planned. Thank you and God bless,
Tevis B Vandergriff, IV