September 23, 2015

Welcoming the pope

Yesterday afternoon, Pope Francis arrived in the United States for a 6-day visit to Washington, DC, New York City, and Philadelphia.  To mark the occasion, our school community gathered outside before the start of the school day to raise the flags of the United States and Vatican City.  Members of our school choir also sang the American national anthem and we played the Vatican national anthem. Given the pope's devotion to the Blessed Mother, Mr. Mailloux '72 then led us in praying the Hail Mary.

The Vatican flag will hang outside on our flagpole for the duration of the pope's visit.  We are also doing a lot in our theology classes to teach our students about Pope Francis and his papacy.  Over the past few weeks, all of our students watched the 20/20 virtual town audience the pope had with people in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Texas and many others watched this past Sunday's piece on "60 Minutes."

Stay tuned...

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