29 April, 2007

Seeing is Believing!

This is the most awesome video of an artist painting our Lord, Jesus from the Word. Enjoy and God Bless. www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M4_IlbaZHA

23 April, 2007

Spreading the Good News

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22 April, 2007

Hilton Hospitality

Hilton Hospitality sounds alot like Benedictine Hospitality! Photo: Encyclopedia Mythica
Conrad Hilton tells the story, "Once upon a time, darkness and cold filled the world and one day Prometheus decided to steal fire from the Gods and bring it to earth. Lives of men, women and children waited, stretched from the highest mountain tops to the ends of the earth, ready to receive the flame and
pass it on. Suddenly came a flash of lightning and the first torch of the nearest man was on fire. Quickly the flame passed from hand to hand, from one flame came ten, from 100 came 1000, from city to city, country to country, until light and warmth filled the earth. That is the story of our industry... It is our responsibility to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality." "This is Conrad's simple philosophy with the potential to change the world: Be Hospitable! Hilton is more than a place to sleep" (as Benedictine Academy is more than just a place to come to school). Conrad Hilton believed, as did Benedict, "that the doors could lead to meaningful experiences that draw people together all around the world" as one sacred community!

21 April, 2007

We pray...

We pray for the 32 victims who died from the horrific shooting at Virginia Tech last week... we pray for their families and friends who are experiencing so much sorrow... we pray for those who are injured... for the Virginia Tech community... and all college students whose lives are also deeply affected... we pray for each of us to bring love and goodness into our world to overcome the darkness. As always, we ask this in Jesus Name. Amen.

Kenneth Jennings
Associate Principal

Seniors Retreat on the Ocean

Our Seniors hearts were
overflowing with God's love
as they retreated for two days
at Stella Maris Retreat Center
in Elberon, New Jersey. The Noreaster blew through only
a few days before leaving high
tides crashing against the jetty's.
We were blessed to be there
and experience the powerful
presence of God in our midst. Ed Craviola was our dynamic Retreat Director. Full of exuberance and joy, he guided our students to receive the many Gifts of the Sea.

Kick-Off for Leukemia

On the day after Ash Wednesday, a few of the Rutgers Champion football players came to BA to help us kick-off our Lenten campaign to fight against children with leukemia. Cancer is a disease that sadly affects almost every family. Our goal was to give alms for 40 days to raise $1,000 toward this worthwhile cause. We are proud to say that we have exceeded our goal by $200 raising $1200! Our Sophomore class were the leaders in donations inspiring the other grades to generosity. They will be celebrating with a pizza party. The Senior Class was not far behind and will also be celebrating, only they will be enjoying an ice cream party. Candace, one of our Seniors, was the highest contributor and the delighted recipient of a football autographed by our Rutger's players.

Neumann College

Our Junior Campus Ministers, Sisters on a Mission, went off for a day of spiritual fun and relaxation at Sr. Donna Jo's Mother House in Aston, Pennsylvania. They also spent time touring the Franciscan Sisters College, Neumann College. Imani's (right) sister Nia graduated from BA last year and is having a wonderful challenging time attending Neumann College. We are also excited to announce that Ashley (left) recently made her first communion at St. Catherine of Sienna Parish in Hillside with another BA student, Denise (photo not shown).

An Encounter

Have you heard the Good News? Ericka Davis, Melyssa Searcy and Shariay Simpson (photo not shown) have recorded a few of their favorite songs. They had a great time recording at our dear friends, VIP Recording Studio. If you are interested in obtaining a free copy of Ericka's CD called "That Name", please write or give us a call. The song tells us through it all, we still have God on our side and His Precious Name is Jesus!

Pro-Life Rally

by Melanie Calatayud

The Pro-Life Rally at Seton Hall University on Thursday, April 19 was truly amazing!
It opened my eyes to what the real world is all about... and not that fake stuff on t.v..
It was an indescribable experience. I can truly say, "I felt God". If everyone experienced it, I know we would all make this world a better place. I learned that God loves you, and we just have to believe. Even though we don't see Him, He's there. You can never have too much of Him.

"God is good all the time, all the time God is good!"