Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 6: Mount Carmel High

Built by Carmelites, sturdy 1950s era two story Catholic high school shaped like a U. Nothing special; everything in Carmelite brown.

They left it to the Houston Diocese, who ran it for a long time. Then a new archbishop wanted a shiny new cathedral, and the highly subsidized low income high school on the south side amongst industry and the dirtiness of life was shuttered.

The Jesuits bought it and started something new.

My daughters go to high school where my mom did. People here have histories and alumni associations. I have a yearbook and a brown letter jacket.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Pray for us who have recourse to thee


  1. I love that your daughters go to high school where your mom did.

  2. I didn't know that Carmelite brown was a color!

    1. It's essentially milk chocolate brown. I named it that--but any Mt. Carmel school is brown...