A Renewal in Mission

“Do to no one what you yourself dislike.
Give to the hungry some of your bread, and to the naked some of your clothing.
Seek counsel from every wise man." - Tobit 4:15-17

Life requires remembering. As I get older, I have come to realize God gives us grace in the sacrament of confession which clouds our recollection of mistakes but clarifies our remembrance of the good. Of late, I find myself thinking of the two best decisions I ever made in my life: to marry my wife and to join this community. 

I am so grateful for how this community is forming me and my family. These sentiments were ...

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Saints Behind the Saints

“Be patient, my brothers, until the coming of the Lord.
See how the farmer awaits the precious yield of the soil.
He looks forward to it patiently
while the soil receives the winter and the spring rains.
You, too, must be patient.” - James 5:7-8

Behind every saint is another saint. 

I am fond of Advent for several reasons, most especially because the season is filled with so many saints. And as we discover the stories of these saints, we quickly see how the lives of the saints are often shaped by other saints. 

Advent begins with the Feast of Saint Andrew. St. Andrew famously ...

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1st Quarter Academic Honors

Announcing our academic honors recipients for the 1st Quarter of the 2022-2023 school year. Read More

What did you learn today?

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up,
just as in fact you are doing." - 1 Thessalonians 5:11

The first quarter has come to a close which gives me cause to be a bit reflective, and I am surprised to find myself continually fascinated by the process of learning.

I remember my mother asking me the perennial “mom” question when I got home from school: “What did you learn today?”

The answer, always, without fail, was: “Nothing.”

I am absolutely sure that the parents of our students have had the exact same exchange with their children. I am also absolutely sure o...

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What is the nature of a child?

The living, the living, he thanks you,
as I do this day;
the father makes known to the children
your faithfulness. 
- Isaiah 38:19

Thank you to all of the parents and faculty for participating in our community conversations last week. There were over 50 parents who attended the evening sessions, and nearly all of our faculty discussed the findings of the community survey as well. If you were not able to attend or if you would like to revisit the survey results, we are sharing that slideshow in this week’s newsletter (see below). 

It was very formative to hear what others thought about our mission...

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Learning to do hard things

"There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.” - Luke 16: 19-21

Last Sunday at Mass, we heard the story of Lazarus and the rich man.  It is an uncomfortable story about a rich man who ignores the beggar at his front door.  When they die, the beggar goes to heaven – the bosom of Abraham– while the rich man ends up in hell.  The rich man begs Abraham to send Lazarus to hi...

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A fitting feast day begin again

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you,
for by your holy cross you have redeemed the world

Here we are, back again! Another school year commences, and another round of hope abounds! What is the source of our hope? It is the Triumph of the Cross, a most fitting feast day for us to observe and direct our attention towards at the start of an academic year. 

“We are celebrating the feast of the cross which drove away darkness and brought in the light. As we keep this feast, we are lifted up with the crucified Christ, leaving behind us earth and sin so that we may gain the things above. So...

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Returning to school transfigured

“And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as light. “ Matt 17:2 

This past weekend we celebrated the Transfiguration of Jesus. As Peter, James, and John observe Jesus’ garments become blindingly white and his face luminous, they are unknowingly witnesses to Jesus’ coming triumph over death! They are given a glimpse of the glory that awaits Jesus at his Resurrection.  They are witnesses to hope.  

It was, to say the least, a profoundly moving experience for the Apostles. So much so, that Peter, in awestruck wonder, offers to build thre...

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4th Quarter Academic honors

Mount Royal Academy has announced academic awards for the 4th Quarter of the 2021-2022 school year.

Grade 6

Headmaster’s List: Isabella Acevedo, Allison Cass, Charles Lee

High Honors: Sean Brodigan, Kolbe Dowsett

Honors: Eva Dowd, Ella Gifford, Kathryn McLaughlin, Marissa Ouellette

Grade 7

Headmaster’s List: Sophie Chimienti, Kylie Cole, Katherine Messmore, Lindsey Smrkovski

High Honors: Maia Dow

Honors: Ulysses Graham-Snyder, Brody Jeanson, Nicholas Lavertue, Sebastian Prieto, Aiden Teeter

Grade 8

Headmaster’s List: Elyse Bowers

High Honors: Matthew Bissah, Lucja Fryckowska, Fran...

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2022 Commencement

Welcome Address, Vinzenz Vingl Class of 2022

Good morning and welcome to the graduation of the class of 2022. I’d like to thank all our families, teachers, and fellow students for joining us as we take our first step into a bigger world.

We, as most of you know, are quite inseparable. This class has known each other for a number of years now and we can safely say that the bond we’ve formed is something truly unique. The fact that we began as freshmen four years ago seems outlandish to me, yet here we find ourselves at the finish line of our high school careers. After all this time we’ve spent...

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