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Encounter XXXI

Encounter XXXI

March 30, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

This March, the 31st Encounter retreat took place for a group of Padua Girls. As a former Encounterite, I was excited to hear about the girls’ experiences. Encounter is a four day retreat where you feel completely disconnected from the rest of the world, but in a good way. I can say I have never felt...

Lent at Padua

Lent at Padua

Sarah T., Reporter

March 30, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Starting on Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday, Lent lasts for 40 days. These 40 days symbolize the time Jesus spent in the desert. During this time, Christians are asked to give up something that they are used to having on a regular basis. This not only helps us relate to the way Jesus left e...

Reconciliation Service

Reconciliation Service

Marissa B., Reporter

March 29, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On March 27, 2012, Padua Academy held their annual Lenten Reconciliation service. In the morning, the Chorus program held a prayer service. Students from Salesianum and Ursuline joined Padua students to lead our community in a time of song and prayer.  Maggie Fassano (‘13), Victoria Pezdirtz (‘12),...

Mr. Sheehan Visits Guatemala

Mr. Sheehan Visits Guatemala

Chaney G., Managing Editor

March 21, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Can you imagine a life where your school can not afford books? Can you fathom not having clean drinking water because you have never been taught to boil natural water to kill the bacteria? This is the life that Mr. Sheehan encountered first-hand on his trip to San Marcos, Guatemala. It is a trip which...

Why We Help DFRC

Why We Help DFRC

Alaina T., Reporter

March 21, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

DFRC, Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens, more commonly know as Blue-Gold, is an organization that is dedicated to raising funds and awareness in support of programs that enrich the lives of the mentally disabled people in Delaware. DFRC was founded in 1956 by Bob Carpenter and Jim Williams. This...

Get A Grip

Get A Grip

Lawren D., Reporter

March 5, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Recently, representatives from Camfel Productions came to Padua Academy.  Three large multimedia screens were set up in the cafetorium to show a presentation called “Get a Grip.”  “Get a Grip” was presented to us to show how we can improve our self-control and take charge of our lives. The...

Ronald’s Rescue

Ronald’s Rescue

Megan D., Reporter

February 29, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Ronald's Rescue is one of the newest service organizations at Padua Academy.  Led by Mr. Sheehan, the group works to contribute time and funds to Ronald McDonald House.  Mr. Sheehan admitted, “I actually did not come up with any of this.  This was proposed to me by two Juniors, Monica Twardowski...

What’s That on Your Forehead? The Origins of Ash Wednesday

What’s That on Your Forehead?  The Origins of Ash Wednesday

Erin S., Reporter

February 23, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

It's that one day of the year when we walk around with ashes on our foreheads. Non-Christians tell us that we have something on our foreheads, but we wear the ashes faithfully throughout the whole day, which we know as Ash Wednesday. We as Catholics are not alone in our practice; Anglicans, Episcopalians,...

Sophomore Retreat

Sophomore Retreat

Marissa B., Reporter

February 17, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On February 14, 2012, Padua Academy’s Sophomore class took their annual retreat to Grace Church. The day started off with a quick meeting in the Cafeteria while attendance was taken and the girls were assigned into groups. A few girls were overheard saying they “hoped we wouldn’t have to do much...

Padua Marches for Life

Ashlyn I.

February 8, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service

The March for Life is a national celebration for life. It’s an event where thousands of people across the country, even around the world, come join hands in Washington, D.C. to spread the word and fight against abortion. Girls from Padua Academy volunteered to join in on this walk on January 23, 2012...

Freshmen Bonding

Freshmen Bonding

Abby S., Reporter

January 23, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On Tuesday, December 13, 2011, the freshmen class of 2015, dressed comfortably in sweatpants, t-shirts, and sneakers, gathered in the gymnasium and waited for their class groups to be announced for retreat. After being assigned groups, the students walked to Westminister Church in Wilmington, Delaware. The...

Padua Girls Visit Mom’s House

Padua Girls Visit Mom’s House

Bridget F., Reporter

January 23, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

The students of Padua Academy's Youth for Life group recently paid a visit to Mom’s House.  This is an organization that acts as a day care for the children of moms who are finishing high school or college. This gives the young mothers an opportunity to create a better life for themselves and thei...

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