On Friday, June 1, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart dedicated the Kalkus House (formerly Manor House) library, The Callery Library in honor of Mary and Jim Callery, grandparents of alumni Ben Woodley '09, James Woodley '10 and Michael Woodley '16. The dedication also honored and celebrated the Callerys' 60th wedding anniversary with a special afternoon tea which included a performance by Middle School students of the song "Consider Yourself" from Oliver! which was the MS winter musical this year. The event brought many friends of Princeton Academy together.
Founder and Emeritus Trustee Fidelma Woodley said, "Many have been touched by both Mary and Jim's care and generosity. In particular, they have long been supporters of Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart. As founding grandparents, they have seen firsthand the impact of a Sacred Heart education on their own grandchildren, Ben, James and Michael, as well as its impact on countless other young men of honor and faith. At the forefront of much of Mary and Jim's lives is their commitment to education, especially their desire to instill a love of learning, particularly reading."
There was a palpable energy of love which permeated the gathering. Mr. Callery thanked all of those in attendance and shared his own story in a most passionate and heartfelt way. Both his and Mrs. Callery's generosity of heart will continue to benefit each and every Princeton Academy boy.
"What an honor it is to dedicate The Callery Library in Kalkus House in your name... All because two people fell in love we are here today. Literally because of this and your love, God's will brought our world your beautiful family. And through the spirit of your beautiful family a vision for Princeton Academy was born, nurtured and fulfilled. Your support of Princeton Academy today is as strong as it was during our founding twenty years ago," said Headmaster Rik Dugan.
The plaque which now hangs in the entrance of The Callery Library reads:
The Callery Library
lovingly dedicated to
Mary and Jim Callery
in honor of their 60th Wedding Anniversary
with deep gratitude for their dedication, vision and commitment to
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart
June 1, 2018
Thank you to Mary and Jim and the Woodley Family for their profound contributions and wholehearted support of Princeton Academy.