John Cardinal Wright, then Bishop of Pittsburgh founded the Bishop's Latin School in September 1961. The school was founded as the pre-seminary high school of the Pittsburgh Diocese. The Bishop's Latin School was modeled after the Boston Latin School, the school that Cardinal Wright attended as a young boy in Boston. Cardinal Wright's deepest hope was that the men of the Latin School would not only grow in the awareness of their vocation, and the appreciation of its meaning to the church, but that the students would be faithful witness to others in testimony to the dignity and worth of the vocation. To that end, the Bishop's Latin School Alumni Association has taken on the challenge of Cardinal Wright, and is fostering vocations to the priesthood throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Many Latin School graduates have become priests in Pittsburgh and in other parts ofthe country.
Cardinal Wright at the Latin School in
The Cardinal in his study
John Cardinal Wright, Founder
Cardinal Wright after Mass with Fr. Curry, and Fr. Dougherty