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Senior Retreat

Senior Retreat

Erin S., Editor

March 27, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Padua Seniors marched to the Westminster Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 26th, to participate together on their final retreat. They were allowed to dress down and form their own small groups together with no less than 6 girls but no more than 12 girls. Mrs. Vavala, the Director of Campus Ministry,...

Juniors and Senior Students act as Heroes

Juniors and Senior Students act as Heroes

Angelina M., Editor

March 27, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Beginning on March 12th, 2015, Padua junior and senior students were invited and encouraged to be hero’s and make a difference in the lives of others by participating as donors in another annual Blood Drive run by the Blood Bank of Delmarva. Any student that is of 17 years of age, weighs at least 110...

What are Padua Students Doing for Lent?

What are Padua Students Doing for Lent?

Heather L., Reporter

March 24, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Before the joyful season of Easter, Catholics observe the preparatory season of Lent, a time of praying, fasting, and almsgiving. For Padua students, Lent is an opportunity to reflect on their spiritual lives and work on making themselves better people. During the Lenten season, which started on February...

What Religious Education Teaches Me

What Religious Education Teaches Me

Erin S., Editor

March 24, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

During my freshmen and sophomore year at Padua, I struggled with finding service opportunities for myself. I volunteered when some occasional service opportunities arouse, but I could never fully find a job that would satisfy my need to give back to the community. However, it was during my Junior year...

Padua Service

Padua Service

Maria D., Reporter

March 11, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

What do pet stores, hospitals, and the Padua open house have in common? They all offer great opportunities to do community service. At Padua, freshmen and sophomores must complete 15 hours of service, while juniors and seniors need 20 hours. Students find many creative ways to fulfill their requirements,...

Having Trouble Getting Ideas For Lent?

Having Trouble Getting Ideas For Lent?

Maddie M.

March 11, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Some people have struggled regarding what to do for Lent, and some tried giving up something that didn't go as planned. Here are 10 ideas to inspire you during the Lenten season. Write a letter everyday to someone you are thankful for and describe how they touched your life ~ This can help you co...

Pope Francis Video Chats with Students

Pope Francis Video Chats with Students

Kathleen M., Reporter

March 11, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

On January 22, 2015, Pope Francis took part in a Google online video chat with two high school students from Nebraska. The two students, Isaiah Bauer and Teynor Krason, were the only students from the United States to participate in the online video chat. Along with Isaiah and Teynor, students from Spain,...

Can the Power of Prayer Bring a Teen Back to Life?

Can the Power of Prayer Bring a Teen Back to Life?

Angelina M., Editor

March 5, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Recently in the state of Missouri during this harsh winter season, a 14 year old teenage boy, John Smith, was playing on icy Lake Sainte Louise with two of his friends. While playing, the three boys all unexpectedly fell through the ice; one making it out of the water, the other holding onto a piece...

Leadership and Lollipops

Frankie K., Reporter

February 27, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

 On February 26th, 2015, another Big Sister and Little Sister event took place. We’ve gone from meeting each other, to doing service hours, to trading gifts, to learning how we can be leaders. This event was about how we are all leaders, sometimes without even realizing it. The event started ou...

Encounter

Encounter

Abby S., Editor

February 24, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Twice a year, campus minister, Mrs. Vavala, takes a group of 30 upperclassmen on a spiritual retreat. The group stays at St. Raphaela Center in Pennsylvania, which is near Villanova University. Along with the Encounterites, Mrs. Vavala brings a group of senior team leaders who who have already been on...

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Emily B., Reporter

February 19, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On Wednesday February 18, the Padua community celebrated Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season, which lasts 40 days and the season ends on Holy Thursday. Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season are a time of fasting. For example, on Ash Wednesday and Fridays during lent Catholics...

Big Sister/Little Sister Service

Big Sister/Little Sister Service

Hannah Ward, Reporter

February 19, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

As every Padua student knows, service is an important part of life at Padua Academy. With the Big Sister/Little Sister service hours deadline approaching on February 26th, many girls are scrambling to find volunteer opportunities. Luckily, Padua offers many service connections through Urban Promise,...

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