This year we are thrilled to introduce a special, Premier Auction Prize Package. Generous donors have provided a “dream come true” vacation to Rome, Italy! This trip for two includes airfare, accommodations and a private tour of the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City, guided by Felician Sister and OLSH alumna, Sr. M. Melanie Bajorek ‘67.Your stay at the Hotel San Carlo, just a minute’s walk from the Spanish Steps, is located in the historic heart of Rome. Spend your afternoons strolling the Via Condotti with its world renowned boutiques before finding your spot in Piazza di Spagna for a meal under the stars. Before retiring to your hotel, climb the 135 steps made famous by Romantic poets Keats and Shelley and Roman Holiday stars Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck for an incredible view of the Eternal City. The true jewel of your trip to Rome comes in the form of a private tour of the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. This truely once in a lifetime opportunity will take you on a “behind the scenes” tour of the Apostlic Palace, official residence of the Pope. The building, containing various government offices and apartments of the Holy See, also features private chapels, reception rooms and timeless masterpieces by artists including Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the most influential Baroque artist in history. Typically closed to the public, Sr. Melanie will be your “ticket” to the heart of the Roman Catholic Church whose knowledge of and enthusiasm for Vatican history is priceless.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School (OLSH) is a Catholic college preparatory school, educating and transforming young men and women in grades 9-12 in the Felician Franciscan tradition. Named a Catholic School of Excellence by the Catholic Honor Roll, OLSH is among the top 5% of Catholic secondary schools in the nation. Students at OLSH are well-prepared to find success in post-secondary studies, and alumni are leaders in a vast range of professions. OLSH's family atmosphere fosters personal growth and its students are enriched with challenging courses, unique electives and activities, and comprehensive athletics and arts programs.