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All Saints Day: Embrace the Good

A staple tradition at Mount Royal has always been the celebration of All Saints day. Instead of emphasizing the unsettling and inhuman aspects of Halloween, we embrace the goodness and virtue of the saints. Rather than focusing on characters created by the culture that spook and shock us, we lift up those saints whose Christian lifestyles point to the inherent attractiveness of the good. By celebrating All Saints day, we are also reminded of St. Paul's numerous references to the "holy ones" - living saints if you will - indicating that all the baptized share a universal call to holiness.


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Spirit Week 2012 Recap

Spirit Week 2012 was celebrated between October 9th and 12th. It gave the student body an opportunity to celebrate the mission of Mount Royal Academy in a variety of ways. Students were relieved to forgo the regular dress code for the entire week, and responded very passionately by dressing according to special themes chosen by the Student Government.

Here is a recap of how students demonstrated school spirit each day of the week: Tuesday was sportswear day, giving students the opportunity to represent their favorite professional team or athlete;  on Wednesday students came to school featuring...

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Annual Pilgrimage to LaSallete Reaffirms Special MRA Tradition

On Friday October 5th the Mount Royal school community renewed one of its most enduring traditions. Ever since its origins, MRA has made a special pilgrimage to honor the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Every October 7th students forgo most of their regularly scheduled academic activities, which is exciting for them of course, but also prompts the question: why make such a sacrifice for an old and seemingly insignificant tradition?

Traditions affirm the meaningfulness of life, and on occasion traditions can show us the providential hand of God directing our lives back to Him. Our...

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Renowned Author Joseph Pearce To Lecture At Our Lady of Fatima

Pearce Will Share His Conversion Story: From The Hell of Hatred to the Well of Mercy

Mount Royal Academy’s visiting scholar Joseph Pearce will be giving a lecture at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, in New London, NH, on Saturday, October 6. The lecture, led by the renowned biographer of Catholic literary figures such as G.K. Chesterton, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Hilaire Belloc, is open to the public and begins at 6:30 p.m.

Pearce will share his conversion story “From the Hell of Hatred to the Well of Mercy” in which he relates his own personal conversion story. Hear Pearce tell the story of his ...

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A Day of Rededication

On Saturday September 22nd, the Mount Royal school community gratefully welcomed Bishop Peter Libasci onto our new campus. Bishop Peter graciously accepted the school’s invitation to visit, celebrate Mass, and then rededicate the revamped campus a few weeks ago. It was most fitting that Bishop Peter visit on a Saturday, providing us with the opportunity to renew our school’s mission, while at the same time reconsecrating the school in honor to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since the beginning, Mount Royal has maintained a deep devotion to Our Lady, constantly imploring her intercession along with o...

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Back to School Night: Wednesday, September 19th

This evening is Back to School Night. Every year parents, teachers, and administrators come together to discuss the upcoming school year. Important information is handed out, and Mr. Thibault - the headmaster - gives a presentation that covers critical policies and information about the school. There will also be a brief presentation about the athletic program at MRA afterwards.

All parents are invited to come. Teachers will also be available to answer any questions parents might have about the classroom or curriculum.

The evening is a great communication tool for families and educators. Atten...

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Community Open House & Fall Family Fun Day this Upcoming Saturday, October 20th

Mount Royal Academy is excited to announce that it will host a Community Open House and Fall Family Fun Day on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 12-3 p.m. The event, which is open to all, will be held on the school’s campus - 26 Seven Hearths Lane, Sunapee.

Many activities are planned for the afternoon, including a chili cook-off, hay rides, face painting, children’s craft projects, food, games, campus tours and more.

Mount Royal Academy opened this school year with a new 12,000-foot classroom building. The new building is the latest in facility developments for the Academy, which just last year opened a...

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A Prayer for 9/11

Today we honored the victims of the September 11th tragedies with a morning ceremony around the flag pole outside. We also recognized those members of our school community whom are active public servants as medical professionals, policeman, fireman, or in the armed services.

Below is a text of the prayer recited by the Student Government president Matthew Bocko.

Almighty God, Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and King of all Nations, 
we beg your continued blessings upon all those who proudly call America home.

On this the eleventh anniversary of the tragedies of September 11th...

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First Week in Photos

With so many new faces on campus, the high school students were taking time to get to know one another.

More photos of the younger students are forthcoming so stay tuned.

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REMINDER: Back to School Mass & Pot Luck Lunch, Sunday

Just a reminder...Back To School Mass/Potluck THIS SUNDAY, September 9

1. We are hoping that as many of you as possible will come and celebrate the start to the 2012-2013 school year at the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Joachim in Sunapee. EVERYONE is invited to attend this Mass, regardless of whether or not you are Catholic. There are going to be 10 pews reserved for Mount Royal Families, so we are asking you to arrive at the church closer to 9:30 so that we can fill those pews first.

2. MOUNT ROYAL STUDENTS SHOULD WEAR THEIR SCHOOL UNIFORMS TO THE MASS. Feel free to bring a change of clothes for the k...

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