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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Historic Review of the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church, 5500 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana with linked PDF attachments "
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Name: Name redacted at the request of the author
City: Terrytown, LA
Cabrini/Holy Cross
Comments: I am somewhat confused as to why Holy Cross is willing to spend 23 million to rebuild Cabrini/Redeemer Seaton instead of 19 million to rebuild their beautiful campus. My son had just started attending Holy Cross when Katrina struck. We were visiting before our move back home last summer and were told that they didn't have 19 million to repair the campas. Last spring on our 2nd visit to meet with Administration they were still uncertain where they'd make their new home but were looking at Kenner. Making the decision not to send our son to Holy Cross was heartbreaking because he so loved the school, the history, the tradition. However, because of the uncertainty of how we would be able to transport our child from Kenner every afternoon from sport practice to the Westbank, we had no other choice.
Now for and additional 4 million dollars, they are willing to move closer to home and keep the school in Orleans Parish, as was Father Moreau's vision.

I understand that thoe neighborhood surrounding Cabrini has different ideals and concerns. I am puzzled why Holy Cross is not willing to invest 19 million of FEMA funds to rebuild the history that so many of us fell in love with from the moment we stepped on their campus for Open House, being greeted by the Alumni. There was nothing else like it, nothing more impressive. Even worse is that after being accepted to the attend this prestigous school, the dream my son had, as well as other young men, was diminished.

We wish them well wherever they find their home to be. I just hope that it is soon so that the young men attending will find stability and can finally get settled. Settled that is until the next storm visits.