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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,...

Sophomore Retreat Discussions

Sophomore Retreat Discussions

Emily B., Reporter

February 19, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Sophomore retreat is a time to reflect on friendships, interactions on social media, and the situations that teenagers are put in. Friendships have changed from grade school to high school. As freshmen, the class was thrown into a whole different world called high school. Friendships have changed because...

Is Yoga too Spiritual?

Is Yoga too Spiritual?

Angelina M., Editor

February 19, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

For the past 9 years in the populous city of Bristol in South West England, St. Michael and All Angels Church has been 39 year old Naomia Hayma’s home for teaching twice-weekly group yoga classes, one to one lessons, and yoga workshops. Recently though, she has been put in a pickle of not being welcome...

March For Life 2015

Abby S., Editor

February 6, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Every year on January 22, pro-life supporters gather at the Mall in Washington D.C. to attend the March for Life. Since 1974, the National Right to Life Committee has been behind the march, which was established to remind politicians and America that a right to life is important and the issue will never...

A Day of Reflection for Freshman

A Day of Reflection for Freshman

Bridget F.('18), Reporter

January 14, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

On Friday, December 19, 2014, the Padua Academy Freshman class walked two blocks from Padua to the Westminster Presbyterian Church for their inaugural Padua retreat day. Junior leaders joined the students to help lead them throughout the very special day. Once everyone arrived at the church hall, directions...

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