A Contribution to the History of St. Michael’s Agricultural and Industrial School Hoban Heights, Pennsylvania Institution for Dependent and Neglected Boys 1916–1950
The Catholic Church, ever mindful of her responsibility toward the youth within her fold and cognizant of her Divine Founders teaching. "As long as you did it to one of these, My last breathen you did it to me", has throughout the centuries blazoned the way in institutional care, imbued with this spirit, the late Right Rev. Bishop Michael J. Hoban, aided by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart, undertook the care of dependent and neglected children. Bishop Hoban who was keenly alert to the needs of his people, had conceived the idea of a training school to supplement the work of the orphanage of the Diocese. He believed that it was not enough to provide food and shelter for orphans and homeless boys, but further that it was necessary that their minds should be trained and their hands skilled in some useful occupation. Finally on October 26, 1916, his hopes were realized, for on that day the Boys Industrial School, at Whites Ferry, as it was then known, was officially opened.
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O'Haire, William James, "A Contribution to the History of St. Michael’s Agricultural and Industrial School Hoban Heights, Pennsylvania Institution for Dependent and Neglected Boys 1916–1950" (1950). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724956.