Four students from St. Mary’s Dominican High School have been recognized as semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Dominican students recognized as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists are: Ellen Carriere, Emily Munch, Kristina Plunkett and Frances “Veronica” Smith. Continue reading →
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Being a guest on the West Lawn of the Capitol Building was an incredible experience. Three Our Lady of the Elms students and I were in Washington, DC, on September 24, thanks to the kindness of Congressman Tim Ryan. Before the Pope’s address to Congress, the four of us were standing on the West Lawn talking with others. Elms student Regina McWilliams commented, “It was incredible to witness complete strangers openly talking to each other and praying with those around them whom they didn’t even know.” Continue reading →
Rose was born in Avellino, Italy, and came to the US as a young child. In 1952 she entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine de’ Ricci in Elkins Park, PA, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Continue reading →
The universal appeal of Pope Francis was evidenced once again during his address to Congress. He models transformative leadership by appealing to what is best and most noble within a national culture. He won’t be confined by labels or partisan ideology, even though many would prefer such categories. Continue reading →
Forming a lifelong bond in a week seems nearly impossible; however, during the 17th Annual Dominican High School Preaching Conference, I made countless friendships and relationships with other student preachers from Dominican high schools around the country. As one of the eight newly selected student preachers from St. Mary’s Dominican High School, I traveled to Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan, to attend a week-long conference filled with prayer, seminars and group activities.
Soon after arriving, our group settled into our dorm rooms and toured the university’s beautiful campus. A few icebreakers relieved any anxiety before the conference began. It was easy to feel overwhelmed with the large number of students, but that night we were all divided into our small, intimate Home Groups. In my Home Group were six amazingly kind and unique students from all corners of the nation and two adult mentors from different Dominican high schools. Our group met daily to discuss the day’s events and our unique experiences. Home Group became my “home.” I always looked forward to sharing stories and experiences. Continue reading →