Regis University Magazine - Fall/Winter 2021

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The Little Cemetery That Moved The journey of 43 Regis Jesuits and one Irish boy BY Kim O’Neill PHOTOS COURTESY Regis University Archives


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It was a bright May afternoon in 1900 when Jack McDonnell walked out of his class in Main Hall into the sunshine and headed north across the College of the Sacred Heart campus. Jack, 16, a popular boy with a lyric Irish accent, was a third-year student in the high school that, in those days, was called the Academic Department of Sacred Heart College. He’d just returned to the Northwest Denver Campus after a visit to his hometown in Ireland where his father lived and where his mother had recently died.

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