19 April, 2012


Share This:
    Dear Benedictine Academy,
Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that three of your youth service projects , Delivering Happiness, Globe Changers Modern Day Abolition, and JTB Club "Good Samaritan Law" have been selected to receive a
2012 New Jersey Youth Jefferson Award in the Youth Service category.
Please share this letter with the student(s) whose work was selected.
This project was selected from a number of really outstanding entries submitted in this year's NJ Make Service Count Challenge. The judges were impressed with the creativity and contribution young people are making
 in their communities, schools, state and world.
We would like to publicly honor those involved in this project at a special Awards Event taking place on:
Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 12:30-2:30PM at The Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark, NJ

01 April, 2012

The Passion of the Lord

This morning as I was listening to the Passion of our Lord, I could not help but be reminded of the young girls and women, victims of human trafficking, our BA Globe Changers heard tell their story this past Friday at the Polaris Workshop. 

"They began to spit on him (her). They blindfolded him (her) and struck him (her) ... they bound him(her), led him(her) away and handed him(her) over... "

"What evil has Jesus (she) done?"

"They only shouted the louder... they mocked him (her) and stripped him (her) and led him (her) out to crucify him (her)"

"Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani!"  ("My God, my God, why have you forsaken me!")


A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (50:7) provides us with our hope:

"The Lord God is my help, therefore I am not disgraced. I have set my face like flint, knowing that I shall not be put to shame."  The Word of the Lord.