Carnation sales were a wonderful success! Community Outreach Club sold almost 1,400 carnations to pay tuition for five students in our sister school in Puno, Peru. The school was started in the early eighties by the Sisters of Charity. This order first came to New Mexico in covered wagons in the 1800s. Their mission is to go where there are no hospitals or schools and build them. They founded St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe, and helped start St. Mary's School and St. Joseph's Hospital in Albuquerque. Some of the nuns who first went to Peru were from St. Mary's here in Albuquerque. It was Sister Linda Chavez who started the Community Outreach Club and initiated selling carnations at St. Pius to pay the tuition of one student.