Franciscan Sister Carol Seidl, once the author of Sierra Vista Sister-Franciscan blog, launches a new blog Franciscan Sands. Read about her new adventures as principal at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School, Casa Grande, AZ.
After serving four years in Sierra Vista at All Saints Catholic School my Franciscan footprints found me walking north and west in the desert sands this summer to Casa Grande, AZ .With Labor Day ending the summer season I know I will remember this summer for a long time. Others often heard me say – ” I will not forget the summer of 2015! ”
I moved to Casa Grande on June 25th. I took on the principalship of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School with the permission of my religious community – The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
The city of Casa Grande was established in 1915. The name Casa Grande is Spanish for “Big House” . It was named this for the famous Hohokam Indian Ruins 20 miles to the northeast in Coolidge.
The current population of Casa Grande is about 50,000. It is located halfway between Tucson and Phoenix and at the intersection of two intestate highways ( I-8 and I-10). Read more.