Lifetime Goals for The Graduates of Brooklyn Prep

The harmonious development of the student’'s faculties: his intellect, so that he thinks clearly; his will so that he remains unalterable true to the highest ideals; and his body, so that it is a healthy co-worker for the salvation of his soul. The development of true and perfect Christians who understand Catholic doctrine and practice, and who participate in the Apostolic work of the Church under the leadership of the hierarchy. The development of Catholic young men who model their lives on Christ, the Blessed Virgin, and the Saints; who measure everything in life by the yardstick of eternity. The development of students who have a genuine appreciation for things cultural; who are competent in the arts of expression both written and spoken; who are capable of leadership – both religious and civic. The development of citizens who have a knowledge of our American heritage of democracy, who are loyal to our American ideals and who will participate actively in the government as voters or as officials.
circa. 1910

 
Latest Alumni News

Congratulations to our Chaplain, Father Rocco Danzi SJ
April 6, 2016, 12:12PM

Effective July 1, Rev. Rocco Danzi, S.J., who came to Saint Peter’s in 2010 and currently serves as director of campus ministry will be promoted to Vice President for mission and ministry. Father Rocco will assist students, faculty, administration, staff, trustees, alumnae and alumni to integrate the Jesuit and Catholic mission and values of the University into their lives. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, he will provide leadership to the University community in its efforts to understand and embody the mission of the Society of Jesus. He will also focus on developing programs, lecture series and retreats for the members of the University community to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the heritage of the Jesuits as these relate to the University.


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We are delighted to announce the 2016 Honorary Alumni of the Year
March 22, 2016, 1:12PM

     William A. Fusco, class of 1962, will be the 2016 Alumnus of the Year. He is the co-founder and director of the Dynamic Youth Community - one of the most successful drug treatment centers in New York State - that has given thousands of troubled youth, ages 16 - 24, a solid self-earned chance for a happy and rewarding life. In addition, Bill remains an advocate to those in need of treatment by serving on various government and professional coalitions, panels and committees such as the Coalition for Community Services, Therapeutic Communities Association of New York, and the NYS Association of Substance Abuse Providers. PleaseCLICK here to view more information. 

       

    Our Honorary Alumnus will be Sister Margaret Rose Smyth, OP an educator and activist since 1963. While teaching in Crown Heights and living in the Dominican Convent across the street from Brooklyn Prep, she worked with poor Black, Hispanic and Hasidic peoples. Today as the Director of the North Fork Spanish Apostolate, Sister Margaret provides comprehensive services to the Hispanic community on issues of health care, education, employment, housing and immigration. A new challenge has been finding homes for Central American children who have fled the violence of their homes in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. In 2013, she received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Suffolk County Commission of Human Rights. Please CLICK here for additional information.

 

    We are delighted to pay tribute to both William A. Fusco and Sister Margaret Rose Smyth, OP.


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Father Gerald Reedy, SJ
March 22, 2016, 12:55PM

We mourn the loss of our beloved scholastic, Father Gerry Reedy SJ., who went on to become the President of the College of the Holy Cross. Click Here to read his story in the Fordham News.


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Father Enrico Raulli, SJ taught at BP from 1959-1962, passed away on Wednesday 1/6
January 8, 2016, 2:39PM

Click here to read the obituary.


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Our recently deceased 1998 Honorary Alumnus of the Year, Father Rick Curry SJ is featured on 60 Minutes.
December 28, 2015, 9:54PM

CLICK HERE to watch the CBS 6o Minutes program featuring Father Rick Curry SJ.


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Learning from Charlie in Abu Dhabi: The legacy of a Catholic teacher from Brooklyn lives on at NYU's campus on the Persian Gulf
December 23, 2015, 1:26PM

Click here to read the wonderful story about the influence Charlie Winans had on one of the Prep's most influential graduates. New York Daily News December 21, 2015


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Obituary of Father Rick Curry SJ - New York Times 12/22
December 22, 2015, 2:43PM

Please click here to read Father Rick Curry's obituary in the New York Times on Monday December 22nd.


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Father Rick Curry SJ, Our 1998 Honorary Alumnus of the Year Has Passed.
December 21, 2015, 7:42PM

It is with great sadness we must inform our Alumni of the passing of Father Rick Curry SJ. Father Rick was a very close friend of Father Jack Alexander's and has always been a great supporter of the Prep and it's legacy. Father Rick died on Saturday at St Josephs' in Philadelphia surrounded by his family. A viewing will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Washington DC on Saturday, January 2nd from 9 - 10:15 AM to be followed by a funeral Mass officiated by long time friend Father Ken Boller SJ, President of St Peter's Prep, at 10:30 AM.

Father Curry was the Founder of The National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped, in NYC and in 2013 created a school for disabled veterans in conjunction with Georgetown University in Washington DC called Dog Tag Bakery. Father Curry dedicated his life to helping the disabled by empowering them with the skills and confidence to become active members of their families and communities. He impacted the lives of thousands of disabled people around the globe.  

We honored Father Curry as our 1998 Honorary Alumnus of the Year.  

 


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Pope Francis named Honorary Alumnus of Brooklyn Prep
November 10, 2015, 6:01PM

Earlier in the year the BPAA Board of Directors named Pope Francis an Honorary Alumnus of Brooklyn Prep.  A letter and award were mailed to the Vatican.  


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James Gemake '53
November 5, 2015, 3:09PM

Jim Gemake’s Eye for the Discarded

“The roots of my work are in Dada,”
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