23 December, 2009
19 December, 2009
Santa rode in on his scooter from the North Pole to thank all the students on the nice list for participating in Macy's Make-a -Wish come true for terminally ill boys and girls. As Santa's elves distributed candy canes, the National Honor Society students were busy collecting gifts for the Christmas Giving Tree and spreading cheer with the Gospel Choir to the patients at St. Michael's Hospital; Junior students were gathering coats for the homeless, and the Theatre Group was rehearsing for the most delightful play - Christmas Para Todos!
"The Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces...
let us rejoice and be glad that He has saved us!
15 December, 2009
13 December, 2009
25 November, 2009
Rev. Bill Paige vividly shared the story of the healing of the ten lepers, explaining how only only one of the ten lepers healed returned to give thanks and praise to Jesus. He pointed to Jesus on the crucifix, hanging life size in St. Walburga Monastery Chapel. Rev. Bill Paige asked, "How often do we say `thank you' to Jesus for all the blessings He has bestowed on us in our lives?" Are we like the one leper who knelt before Jesus to give thanks, or are we like the nine who received the blessing and kept on going with their lives?" Attitude of Gratitude!
22 November, 2009
November 20 marked the 20th anniversary of the United Nations' Convention of the Rights of a Child. Yet, millions of children are trafficked each year, forced to work in slave labor, become child soldiers, are abused, suffer from malnutrition, or are prevented from receiving an education. The O'Ambassador Club decided to take an active stand for social change and become a voice for the voiceless. This past week, Campus Ministry students volunteered to take a vow of silence for the day in an effort to raise awareness of the injustices that their brothers and sisters were suffering around the globe. Wearing a sign that displayed a startling statistic on children being denied their basic human rights, they wore tape over their mouths and refused to speak or even text message. It was a powerful movement to stand up for the voiceless and walk in solidarity with youth around the world.
At Benedictine Academy, our students are making a difference and nobody will be able to keep them silent to make our world a better place . VIDEO CLIP : http://iamsilent.com/
07 November, 2009
24 October, 2009
14 October, 2009
Last Evening, over one hundred family and friends attended a Healing Prayer Service at St. Walburga Monastery. Father Ignatius Okoroji, a Vocationist Priest, offered words of encouragement and comfort assuring us that the power of our Lord Jesus Christ would bring peace and forgiveness into our hearts. As we listened with the ear of our hearts, Sister Donna Jo, one of our Campus Ministers, silently pondered, " Which one of us could not use some type of healing from our Lord?"