Peralta Park During the Pandemic of 1918

The distress in so many homes and the crowded condition of the hospitals has summoned helpers from every rank of life, and today we received a call to come to the aid of the Christian Brothers’ boys at Peralta Hall, Berkeley..  Sixty-five boys have been stricken. Our Mother Provincial answered the summons with all charity. Sister M. Rosaura, a certified nurse before her entry, gave lessons in the care of the sick to selected Sisters, and four Sisters from St. Mary’s School and three from the Oakland house have gone to meet the emergency at St. Joseph School, Berkeley. Protected by masks and wearing white coverall aprons and white veils, they will devote themselves to the sick boys, while using every precaution themselves to avoid contagion.