All things considered and all that occurred in the past eight months, this is a remarkable event.
Many of the girls in this photo lost their homes and all that they possessed to Katrina's flood waters.
It is a New Orleans Ursuline tradition that the girls wear white gowns and carry a dozen of red roses for their graduation ceremony.
The Baccalaureate ceremonies were held earlier in the day at a Mass in the chapel. The girls wore graduation caps and gowns for the Mass.