String Wizards is deeply indebted to Father Larry Dowling, who is the pastor at St. Agatha's Church at 3147 W. Douglas Blvd in Chicago, IL.  The picture above are some donated instruments that came to us from Seman Violins in Skokie, but for which we had no storage until Fr. Larry allowed us to use the parish convent.  The Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, (BVMs) were to be housed in that building for over 100 years, having left in the 1970's.  I was taught my this same order of nuns, and it is very significant for me to be back using what looks to be their dining room.  Thank You, Sisters!

Father Dowling, and Mr. David Wolfe are also responsible for most of the cooperation among, St. Agatha, the Blessed Sacrament Youth Center, and M.U.S.I.C., Inc.