Students, faculty and friends of Academy of Our Lady recently celebrated the blessing of the new campus at 5501 Westbank Expressway in Marrero.

Archbishop Gregory Aymond presided over the blessing, which also included Craig Kirtland, director of institutional advancement; Sister Michelle Geiger, principal; and Sister Karen Dunn, provincial of the Salesian Sisters. Jan Lancaster, superintendent of Catholic Schools, addressed those in attendance.

Aymond spoke about blessing not only the buildings but also the people working in them, as well as the students learning in them.

He thanked the Salesian order for continuing founder Don Bosco’s work with the young at the Catholic high school for girls. Geiger is a Salesian Sister of St. John Bosco.