The date was April 11, 1957 and students arrived at Salesianum at its original location on 8th & West Streets in downtown Wilmington. The call was given and students proceeded to pick up their desks and walk out the door; it was moving day. Students marched on the one and half mile trek through the city with their desks in hand arriving at our current home on Broom Street. So much of our culture at Salesianum is built on tradition and legacy and as we get ready to send off your sons, we thought it would be appropriate to share in this moment that celebrates the remarkable achievements of the men and women who have come before us.
On Monday, May 18, seniors will march from campus to the original Salesianum location at 8th and West Streets. Seniors and chaperones will depart school on foot at 8:30 AM, accompanied by a police escort for traffic control. The first stop on the pilgrimage will be at the Cathedral of St. Peter at 6th and West Street where we will hold a short prayer service with a Salesian reflection given by a Salesianum alumnus, and receive a blessed medal of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal. The group will then proceed to the site of the original Salesianum, recite the Direction of Intention, and proceed back to school for Mass.