200th anniversary celebration

Brothers of the Sacred Heart 200th Anniversary Celebration

On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, Brothers of the Sacred Heart throughout the world celebrated the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Institute in Lyon, France with a virtual celebration.

Saint Stanislaus is the oldest continuously operating school of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. We are honored to participate in this special celebration!

On January 11, 2022, the Brothers held a virtual celebration! A virtual celebration scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 20221 had been moved to Tuesday, January 11, 2022, because of shipping complications related to Hurricane Ida. The date January 11 was chosen because it marks the anniversary of the brothers’ arrival in the U.S. On January 11, 1847, five Brothers arrived in Mobile, AL.

The Bicentennial Party began with a prayer, a brief welcome, and of course, plenty of tasty food! Every participant received a bicentennial cookbook containing recipes of delicious French dishes created by alumni chefs of the Brothers’ schools. Participants were invited to request French cheeses, commemorative cheese boards, and wines from grapes harvested near Lyon with commemorative labels.