President Katie Conboy announced that Saint Mary’s College has completed the purchase of three buildings from the Sisters of the Holy Cross: Bertrand Hall, Bertrand Annex, and Lourdes Hall. The papers were signed at a small ceremony on March 10 by President Conboy and Sister Veronique Weidower ’70, CSC, president of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Attending the ceremony were members of the Saint Mary’s College Cabinet and Sisters of the Holy Cross leadership.
“This is such a wonderful win-win moment for Saint Mary’s and the Sisters,” Conboy remarked at the ceremony. “The purchase of the buildings allows us to imagine the next capacious chapter of our history, to think about what we need to do and how we need to grow. In purchasing the buildings, we are also supporting the growth of the Sisters in their global ministries, which they will continue to imagine and expand.”
Terms of the sale were not disclosed by the Saint Mary’s College Board of Trustees. The three buildings currently house administrative offices and general administration of the Sisters’ global ministry. According to Conboy, the College has no immediate plans to use the buildings and will lease the occupied space back to the Sisters for the foreseeable future. The buildings will provide Saint Mary’s with flexibility to move forward and expand when the time is right.
Read the full announcement here.