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The Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine

Bishop Moore Catholic Foundresses


We are excited for you to get to know the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, who founded Bishop Moore Catholic 70 years ago in 1954. They have a rich legacy steeped in Catholic education responding to the call to do "anything a woman is capable of doing."

The Sisters of Saint Joseph of St. Augustine, Florida are a congregation of Catholic women living the consecrated life as vowed religious serving the needs of the dear neighbor in Florida.

In 1866, the Sisters of St. Joseph were called from Le Puy, France to Florida by Bishop Augustin Verot of Savannah with the specific mission to educate the liberated slaves following the U. S. Civil War. Life for the sisters was not easy. There were countless obstacles faced and sacrifices made to ensure the growth of the American Catholic Church.

The sisters have continued to work tirelessly, building up Catholic education throughout the American South, including Orlando where they formed St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School and Bishop Moore.

We are grateful to these sisters and pray that they continue to answer the call to do anything to which a woman is capable.

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Bishop Moore Catholic High School has a rich legacy of faith. Dating back to the mid-1800s and the inception of the Catholic Church in Florida, our first bishop, John Moore, advocated for quality in both education and doctrine. Since our founding in 1954, BMC has endeavored to build on the foundation of faith he left us by serving the families of our community with excellence and compassion.

The Legacy Gala is an annual event celebrating the legacy of Bishop Moore Catholic High School's mission while honoring those who have established a legacy of service and philanthropy for our community and Bishop Moore Catholic over the years.

The leadership of these individuals has helped achieve Catholic educational excellence and ensure its future in Central Florida. Legacy Gala proceeds are for the BMC Fund, which will focus on enriching the Bishop Moore Catholic students’ experience to more fully develop these students personally, spiritually, and intellectually.