653. Grace Dieu Manor School
The Grace Dieu Manor School is run by the Rosminians. They also ran other schools. The order ran a Yorkshire reform school near Market Weighton from 1857 until they were replaced in 1912. Out of three Rosminian rectors, two were moved after being criticised by authorities for the use of excessively severe punishments. In Ireland, the Rosminians ran two industrial schools, St Patrick’s in Upton, from 1889 to 1966, and St Joseph’s in Clonmel, from 1885 to 1999. The Ryan Report from the Ireland’s Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse document abuse at the schools. Several lawsuits have been filed and many were settled outside the court system.
It seems that the order neglected to report abusive staff only exchanging them to other places once the complaints became too many. It could not have been fun to be there as students.