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Sisters of the Holy Family (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-02-24

Duration: 00:10:26

Subjects: St. Mary's Academy (New Orleans, La.) | Education | African Americans | Delille, Henriette, 1812-1862 | Sisters of the Holy Family (New Orleans, La.) | NUNS | Catholic Church | Religion


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Producer
  • Sister Barbara Marie Interviewee
  • Sister Mary Francis Borgia Interviewee
  • Diaz, Michelle Interviewee
  • Williams, Leslie Interviewee


This segment from the February 24, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Genevieve Stewart’s profile of the Sisters of the Holy Family in New Orleans, the second oldest order of black nuns in the United States. The order was founded in 1842 by Henriette DeLille. Stewart visits the Mother House and St. Mary’s Academy, the school run by the Sisters of the Holy Family. She interviews: Sister Barbara Marie; Sister Mary Francis Borgia; and Michelle Diaz and Leslie Williams, seniors at St. Mary’s Academy. Host: Rob Hinton