BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Franciscan High School took a moment to mark the beginning of the school year on Tuesday morning.

A school blessing ceremony was held on the grounds at 8 a.m.

That included a blessing of the school by Bishop Michael G. Duca.

Along with the Bishop of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, these dignitaries were at the school blessing ceremony:

  • The Sisters of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady
  • Franciscan High School Board Chair Skip Philips
  • Franciscan High School President Eric Engemann
  • Local elected officials & community members

Franciscan High School opened its doors seven years ago.

The former Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School is located at 4000 St. Gerard Ave.