Six Mount Royal high school students were recently inducted into Mount Royal Academy's St. Thomas Aquinas chapter of the National Honor Society. The inductees were Hannah Fraioli (’19), Kateri Kalpakgian (’20), Mary Grace Klucinec (’20), Aidan Moorehouse (’20), Tristan Ouellette (’20), and Antigoni Souliotis (’20).
Dr. Mary Mumbach, a professor of literature from Northeast Catholic College, gave the keynote address. She praised Mount Royal for it’s commitment to classical education and noted the synergy of missions between the two schools. She further explained the importance of a classical e...Read More
March 19th marks the feast day of our school’s patron, St. Joseph. Scripture tells us little about this patron of the church, fathers, workers, families and a happy death, but perhaps that is a lesson in and of itself. Joseph is striking in his silent obedience to God and steady commitment to Jesus and Mary. We know nothing of the words Joseph spoke, but see instead the work ethic he shared with Jesus, the kindness and loyalty toward Mary, the unwavering courage and faith with which he protected his family. Joseph exemplifies the words of St. Paul, “If I speak in the tongues of...Read More
At Mount Royal Academy, the mission is to form the whole person. With this goal in mind, we provide a rigorous academic curriculum, musical and artistic development, and competitive sports programs. Every aspect of the school is infused with the living faith of the church. This faith is joyful and filled with hope. Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.” (Jn 10:10) He promised to the one who gives that “gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap” (Lk 6:38).
This hope gives life to t...Read More
I was recently given the Little Book of Holy Gratitude, authored by Fr. Frederick Faber, which features some penetrating insights during this Lenten season. Fr. Faber boldly proclaims that we neglect gratitude more than prayer. "If we had to name any one thing that seems unaccountably to have fallen out of most men's practical religion altogether, it would be the duty of thanksgiving... Alas! It is not hard to find the reason for this. Our own interests drive us obviously to prayer; but it is love alone that leads to thanksgiving."
Of course, Fr. Faber does not intend to...
Today we enter the season of Lent, something I always dreaded growing up but now look forward to. What used to be mean nothing more than 40 dismal days of no dessert (made worse by the fact that my dad, to replace the smoking habit he gave up, relied heavily on a nighttime bowl of Ben and Jerry’s to get through) now presents as an opportunity to clean my spiritual house. Pope Benedict often referred to Lent as a period of conversion, a time to “return to God with all our heart.” The Church is so wise in her liturgical year, providing for us during Lent a framework to make amends...Read More
As many of you may recall, the high school was named a Catholic Honor Roll school by the Cardinal Newman Society. The Newman Society recently expanded their efforts to support excellent Catholic education all the way down to the elementary level. Schools all over the country have been invited to apply, and so did we. We are pleased to share this message from the Deputy Director of K-12 Programs, Denise Donohue:
Congratulations! After further review of your elementary school handbooks and test data, we are pleased to inform you that your elementary levels are now included in...
Happy New Year! Hoping you all had a peace and joy-filled Christmas with your families. We are all happy to see your kiddos again and attack the rest of the second quarter.
Right after midterms this month, students in grades 7-12 will depart for the March for Life in Washington D.C. This year’s theme is “Love Saves Lives,” a succinct statement of what this event is about. The March, often associated strictly with the issue of abortion, does an excellent job of expanding our understanding of the term “pro-life.” To say one is pro-life means not only that we value life from co...
I will be saying merry Christmas in a more formal fashion as the date approaches, so I wanted to share a couple of thank you's instead this week.
Thank you to all of the parents, who in the midst of increasingly hectic weeks leading up to Christmas, supported our students by donating time, treasure, or talent to the all of the amazing activities. Your gifts and sacrifices are never unnoticed.
Thank you to all of the students who prepared and participated in our traditional Advent events including Lessons and Carols, the Garden Christmas Pageant, baby items drive, and the Re-Pu...Read More