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Sunday, July 29, 2012


Sr. Martha Curry, RSCJ

Today is the Feast of Saint Martha and how appropriate that Sr. Martha Curry, RSCJ has good news to share with us!  
"BARAT COLLEGE: A LEGACY, A SPIRIT AND A NAME" is now available for purchase!  The book cost is $20.00 plus shipping.  To order your book call Loyola Press at 1-800-621-1008 (M-F 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. CST)  Be sure to order by the title and supply the ISBN #3734-8

About Martha Currry, RSCJ
Martha Curry, a Religious of the Society of the Sacred Heart, is an alumna and former member of the English faculty of Barat College. Sister Curry holds a doctorate in English Literature from Loyola University, Chicago, with an emphasis in American Literature. During her years on Barat’s faculty, she made a specialty of teaching, publishing, and lecturing on Sherwood Anderson, Gertrude Stein, and James Joyce.
Sister Curry’s ministries after she retired from teaching at Barat College included campus ministry at Princeton University and Wayne State University and serving as director of the retirement community of the Society of the Sacred Heart in Albany, New York.
After Barat entered into an alliance with Depaul University in 2001, and DePaul decided to close the college in 2005, Sister Curry determined that Barat’s story had to be told. The legacy and spirit of its namesake, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart, permeated the life of Barat College and permeates Sister Curry’s book. 


  1. How can I get a copy - can it be purchased for a Kindle reader? I am so sad that BC has closed - it played a very important part of my life! A true legacy is gone. Class of '63 alumna

    1. I am not certain if the book will be available via Kindle or not. I did order a copy and was told that it would ship this month. You can order the book by calling Loyola Press - phone info etc above in my blog dated July 29th. Sr. Curry will be making appearances and scheduling book signings at various locations (Woodlands Academy, Sheridan Road) this fall and next year, so if an alum group is interested in hosting her they should contact her directly. The AASH website will also post any Events that are scheduled. Keep in touch... it is always a pleasure to hear from fellow Sacred Heart alums! Maureen