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Memorial Commons

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Memorial Commons

Memorial Commons

In 1975 the Memorial Commons was blessed and dedicated on the land where the Motherhouse (destroyed by fire February 22, 1971) had once dominated the campus.  The Commons is a ninety-foot concrete circle with walkways extending outward to major campus areas.

The large free-form granite monument taken in part from a shrine at St. Cecilia s Academy, the first I.H.M. Motherhouse in Scranton, which was also destroyed by fire in 1876. In this way, something from the far past is integrated into a new and very different focal point at the heart of the College campus. The monument bears the inscription: The Memorial marks the site of the first building erected at Marywood. It served both the general public and the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.