24Feb

Language Makes us Human

<p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><img src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/manofsorrowsbywilliamdyce.jpg" style="width: 500px;" class="fr-fic fr-dib" data-result="success"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. <br>For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it. - Mark 8:34, 35</p> <p dir="ltr">Our experiences often elicit a recall of words associated with those experiences. </p> <p dir="ltr">Words mean what they signify. That is why we often say to children, “be careful what words you use.” Even adults have to be mindful of what words we use. Sometimes words can hurt more than actions, because they can tear at the insides - the soul - of a person. </p> <p dir="ltr">Language is what makes ...</p></p></p>

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10Feb

Evangelization and Catholic Education

<p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><img src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/pasted-image-0-2.png" style="width: 500px;" class="fr-fic fr-dib" data-result="success"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">If I preach the gospel, this is no reason for me to boast, for an obligation has been imposed on me, and woe to me if I do not preach it! - 1 Cor 9:16-19</p> <p dir="ltr">Woe to me if I do not preach it!  These are the powerful words we heard from the second reading at Mass on Sunday. Are they meant for St. Paul alone?  Surely, St. Paul was commissioned to preach the gospel, but am I? Given the fact that the last five popes have emphasized evangelization, I believe that as Catholics and Catholic institutions, evangelization must be the root and core of all we do.</p> <p dir="ltr">Though evangelization sounds like a scary thin...</p></p>

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28Jan

2nd Quarter Academic Honors

Mount Royal Academy has announced academic awards for the 2nd Quarter of the 2020-2021 school year.

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27Jan

CSW 2021: Authentic and Integral Human Development

<p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><img src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/bxvi-communion1.jpg" style="width: 300px;" class="fr-fic fr-dib" data-result="success"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">Apart from me you can do nothing. - John 15:5</p> <p dir="ltr">The second semester just concluded and I am sure the pace was even faster than I ever felt it before. Our junior high and high school students exerted some serious intellectual energy completing their midterms last week. Elementary students attend school each day focused, eager, full of energy and joy, and ready for recess. Report cards will be emailed to parents and students before the end of today. Academically, I have been wondering more frequently - given the reality of so many students learning away from each other and away from the classroom...</p></p>

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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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