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Senior Retreat 2013

Shannon H., Reporter

April 26, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service

On Thursday April 18th, the senior class embarked on their last retreat as the class of 2013.  Padua’s graduating class spent the day at Westminster Church reflecting on the last four years. The retreat commenced with an opening prayer by seniors, Emily Branson, Maggie Fassano, and Sara Curley. Then...

Encounter

Encounter

Lawren D., Reporter

April 24, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On April 11th, thirty-eight of our junior and senior Padua sisters left to go on Encounter.  The retreat was held for four days.  The girls stayed at the St. Raphaela Center in Haverford, Pennsylvania.  The center included many bedrooms where the girls roomed with one or two other Encounterites, as well as d...

Service Update

Service Update

Nikki R., Reporter

April 9, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service

UGIVE Padua is a school committed to service, through the Students in Action group and UGIVE organization. UGIVE.org is a well-known site that offers students the opportunity to record their service hours and see locations that are in need of volunteers. It is a proven method of helping others, while hav...

Service Trip to Mom’s House

Service Trip to Mom’s House

Rachael M., Reporter

April 9, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Just before Easter break, members of Youth for Life and Interact Club activities visited Mom's House.  The girls played with the pre-school children and worked on Easter crafts with them.  Mom's House provides a daycare for children whose moms are high school and college students.  This service allo...

John Agnotti Assembly

John Agnotti Assembly

Abbey L., Reporter

March 26, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On March 21, 2013, Padua had a PM assembly where John Agnotti came to speak and perform about believing in God. He talked about the “God Moments” of life, some of God’s miracles, and sang songs to help us be able to relate to what he was talking about. The assembly was very active and Padua st...

Origins: The Easter Bunny

Origins: The Easter Bunny

Stephanie D., Reporter

March 26, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Most people grew up knowing Easter as a time for colored eggs and bunnies who deliver gifts. Bunnies, eggs, and yellow chicks all stem from pagan roots. These traditions have nothing to do with the Christian religion and were started after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. While the Easter b...

Pope Francis: Moving Towards Changes in Church

Pope Francis: Moving Towards Changes in Church

Rachael M., Reporter

March 26, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio or Pope Francis, was elected the new head of the Catholic Church on March 13th.  The election choice moves the church into the new world culture and away from European ways.  The new Pope has reignited the faith of many and with his ideas, he can bring the Ca...

A Voice for the Homeless

A Voice for the Homeless

Lawren D., Editor

February 22, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service

This past year, unemployment has been at an all time high.  Many people are losing their jobs because of the slow economy.  The unemployment rate in January 2013 was 7.9%.  Many people are being laid off from their jobs, which often results in foreclosure of their home.  Foreclosure happens when...

Sophomore Retreat

Sophomore Retreat

Kylie P., Reporter

February 22, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

One thing that makes Padua Academy special is the sisterhood. Every year each class at Padua has a retreat to help build relationships and get to know each other better. On Friday, February 8, the sophomores had their retreat at Grace Church only 3 blocks down the street. Usually student’s would w...

Feast Day of St. Francis de Sales

Feast Day of St. Francis de Sales

Rachael M., Reporter

January 29, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Thursday January 24th was the feast of St. Francis de Sales.  St. Francis de Sales is one of Padua’s patron Saints and we celebrated a liturgy for his feast day.  This Saint is a great role model for the Padua community. Saint Francis was not always a holy man, totally devoted to God.  Before he t...

Pope Makes a Twitter

Pope Makes a Twitter

Stephanie D., Reporter

January 4, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service

At the end of 2012 Pope Benedict  XVI made a Twitter account named @pontifex. He already has approximately 1.2 billion followers and that number keeps growing. He started tweeting on December 12th saying, "Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous...

A Breakfast and a Benefit

A Breakfast and a Benefit

Angelina M., Reporter

December 22, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

When preparing for the Christmas season, giving back to a heartfelt cause is one thing that someone might definitely want consider contributing to. From the morning to noon of December 16th, 2012, Padua faculty, staff, students, and their families and friends were all invited to give back to Ronalds...

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