When the year begins…

This time of year always inspires a sense of awe – a year almost behind us, a new year ahead of us.   The calendar on our wall may end, but truly our liturgical year has just begun. It gives us a complex convergence of both – old and new.  ...

Have you seen the sign?

It wasn’t so long ago that I was in 2nd grade.  Okay – well perhaps it was, but I can still remember my classroom, my teachers name and my favorite subject.   I recall vividly that the school had a magnificent wood playground which seemed...

Footsteps In Our Hallway

The first thing that strikes me, when I walk through the front doors every new school year, is the change in our students.  Of course almost everyone is taller, some have longer hair, some now have glasses – but that is the outside.  I am speaking only...

Small but Mighty

As we get closer to the last day of school, our hearts are stirred by the inevitability of 8th grade graduation. It is truly a sentimental journey as we observe our 8th graders, this small but mighty group of eleven, become more and more eager to step into the future....

Sacrifice

With a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes, I stand in silence watching, listening, and feeling each moment of our 8th grade’s Stations of the Cross presentation. This tradition never fails to have such a penetrating effect on my heart. It is The Journey, the...