13Jan

The Direction of Courage

<p style="text-align: center;"><img class="fr-dib fr-draggable" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/pasted-image-0-1.png" style="width: 500px;" data-result="success"></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span>When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem,  saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews?<br>We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.” - Matthew 2:1-2</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>I began writing this message on the Feast of the Epiphany.  Much has happened in our world in those few days, but I believe this message remains relevant.  </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The journey of the Magi bears many similarities to our own spiritual journey.  It’s certainly a familiar story to us all: the wise men follow a mysterious star to visit the child Jesus -- the newbo...</span></p></p></p>

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16Dec

Faith that Inspires

<p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><img class="fr-dib fr-draggable" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/the-death-of-saint-joseph-miguel-cabrera.jpg" style="width: 500px;" data-result="success"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"> <br> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><span>For this momentary light affliction<br>     is producing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,<br>     as we look not to what is seen but to what is unseen;<br>     for what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal. - </span><strong> </strong><span>2 Corinthians 4:17-18</span></p> <p dir="ltr"> <br><span>I think there is one obvious place to start and I do not pretend to really capture in words how much this means, but thank you. Thank you for your patience, prayer, and support. This has not been the best week, and most certainly not the best year. </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Our school saw four souls leave this world in the last two weeks. These are t...</span></p></p></br></span></p></p></p>

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03Dec

Faithful Expectation

Few hearts can fail to be touched by the God who chose to be born in poverty and held by human hands! God became vulnerable, helpless, and utterly dependent on a lowly young couple in an insignificant little town.

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24Nov

Eucharist: The Best Way to Give Thanks

<p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><img class="fr-dib fr-draggable" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/pasted%20image%200.png" style="width: 500px;" data-result="success"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"> <br> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><span>Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews.<br>But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?”<br>Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.<br>Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”  -  John 18: 36, 37</span> <br> </p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The liturgical year comes to a close this week as we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King.  The cyclical nature of the life of the Church...</span></p></br></br></span></p></p></p>

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20Nov

1st Quarter Academic Honors Announced

Mount Royal Academy has announced academic awards for the 1st Quarter of the 2020-2021 school year.

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12Nov

God Alone Gives Meaning

<p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><img class="fr-dib fr-draggable" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/SOD-1110-SaintLeotheGreat-790x480.jpg" style="width: 500px;" data-result="success"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"> <br> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><span>When I see your heavens, the work of your fingers,<br>the moon and stars that you set in place—<br>What is man that you are mindful of him,<br>and a son of man that you care for him?<br>Yet you have made him little less than a god,<br>crowned him with glory and honor. - Psalms 8:4-6</span></p> <p dir="ltr"> <br><span>Dear Families,<br><br>“Christian, remember your dignity, and now that you share in God’s own nature, do not return by sin to your former base condition.” - St. Leo the Great (Memorial was November 10)<br><br>The mornings feel a little different of late and I can sense something inside of me moving. Although I can’t quite hear it with my ...</br></br></br></br></span></br></p></br></br></br></span></p></p></p>

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28Oct

A Saint for Every Occasion

<p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><img class="fr-dib fr-draggable" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/unnamed.png" style="width: 500px;" data-result="success"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"> <br> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><span>"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,<br>let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.<br>And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."  - Hebrews 12:1</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Fall is perhaps the season where it is easiest to perceive the glory of God in His creation.  Particularly fall in New Hampshire.  Even as a native, having witnessed the glorious transformation of our environment year after year, I still stand in awe and wonder at the beauty that surrounds me. Watching the seasons unfold and living the familiar routines we associ...</span></p></span></p></p></p>

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14Oct

Thoughts of Gratitude

<p style="text-align: center;"><img class="fr-dib fr-draggable" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/bergrede.jpg" style="width: 500px;" data-result="success"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">“If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span>and the truth will set you free.” - John 8:31-32</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Last week I was welcomed on the<span> </span><a href="https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/16291163/tdest_id/1802354?fbclid=IwAR3qxgKuFefEx7ym0UyHyWFYKPMdGyT8TYjY1t3Tgx5c8UkvAVOK1Q0duWY">Steve Smith Podcast</a><span> </span>to discuss the school year thus far. Sometimes it is better not to formulate precisely what will be said ahead of a conversation, so as to enter into that conversation with authenticity. And then the question came from Mr. Smith, the same question Mrs. Sweet delved into the last newsletter. I am a stickler for first reactions, as those tend to be the most revealing of a person’s innermost thoughts and expe...</span></p></p>

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06Oct

Guild Program Enhances Curriculum and Restores Normalcy

By all accounts, the guilds have been a boon to the curriculum this year. The two-fold objectives of providing a structured social activity along with authentic fellowship have come to fruition.

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23Sep

Extravagant Grace

<p style="text-align: center;"><img class="fr-dib fr-draggable" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/8a2466ef-4536-45fc-a78c-ebe896c5de48.jpg" style="width: 500px;" data-result="success"></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <br> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span>"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father,<br>full of grace and truth."  - John 1:14</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The one question I have consistently been asked these past three weeks by family, friends, and even strangers is, "How has the school re-opening gone so far?" </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The one word that consistently comes to my mind in response is: "Grace." </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>God’s grace has been abundant on campus: the smiling faces of the students as they exit their cars in the morning, the joy of renewed friendships, the sounds of laughter on the pla...</span></p></p></p></p>

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