Until the 1960's, Our Lady of Malibu Parish School (grades K-8) was privileged to be taught by
the nuns from the Sisters of St. Louis. In 1960 most of the nuns left the parish school in order to establish
an all-girls Catholic high school, Louisville, in nearby Woodland Hills, CA.
Louisville High School celebrated its 50th year anniversary in 2010. These are the memories of
some of our beloved sisters who offered remembrances of days gone by at our parish school.
People are my most treasured memory of Our Lady of Malibu, a special community [that] reflected what is best in the tradition of Christian communities, and whom it was my privilege to serve as Principal from 1967-1973.
a community that grappled with the fallout of the turbulent sixties, Vatican II changes, and natural disasters! ... especially the big fire of 1970.
a community that shared the ideals for a sound basic Christian education and who contributed most generously to the implementation of those ideals with personal time and talents.
a community of students, typical students! But very special! A community that participated in new experiences of liturgy and sacramental celebration.
a community with an underlying bedrock of support, no matter what difficulty or challenge had to be faced, solved, or resolved.
a community of young and old that prayed, worked, played, and grew together in wisdom and age.
a loving, caring, close-knit community in times of personal tragedy and loss.
Finally, unique to Our Lady of Malibu, was that special experience of community where people congregated naturally after Sunday Masses for coffee and donuts, for elongated chats and camaraderie, and where peals of laughter floated on the ocean breeze.
(The names of the people were changed before given to Our Lady of Malibu website.)