April 12

Welcome back and happy Spring, Saint Dominic Academy! I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable break and is ready for the final weeks of the 2020-2021 school year. Breaks are good, every now and then, we all need breaks and now we’re in the mindset to spring forth and make the end of the year successful.

I’m certain each of you had plans as to how you’d spend your time off and here at my house we each had plans as well. My plan, which I was able to fulfill, was to catch up on a few movies that I’d been meaning to see for some time now. As you know, I’m quite the film buff but I had just not found the time to sit down and watch these films—the first days of break I was determined to relax on the couch and press play on Netflix/Amazon. And, you know I love sharing what I learn, so here’s just a few nuggets of “important” lessons I gleaned from my few days binge watching.

  1. If you’re in a dark house and the lights flicker and the water in your glass turns to mud—get out of the house right away! ( The Vigil)
  2. Don’t ever go into a creepy old funhouse on an amusement pier, even if it’s a sunny day and it seems like a good idea. ( Us)
  3. Never, never answer the door when someone is pounding on it in the middle of the night or when someone is standing outside your home. ( Us & The Purge)
  4. If you tell a spooky story about a circus around a campfire at midnight and the next day, that circus shows up in your town…that’s NOT a good sign. ( Are You Afraid of the Dark?)
  5. If you hear a singing voice that nobody else hears, chances are it’s inside you calling you on your true path. ( Frozen 2)
  6. If something totally amazing happens to you in a Pixar film, it’s usually followed by something not so great happening in a Pixar film. ( Soul)
  7. If a creepy old book appears in your house, with no copyright and no author and it tells the story of a monster that comes to live in the closet—don’t read the book aloud. Just don’t. (The Babadook)
  8. If you made friends in college with a foreign exchange student and he/she invites you to come to some remote, only happens once every 90 years, secret from the outside world festival, chances are you will either wind up joining whatever creepy cult is hosting the festival or you’ll never be heard from again. (Midsommer) 

Important lessons, yes? Well, I’m thinking most, if not all of you, knew these lessons already. But of course, when thinking about these lessons it made me think of some more truly important lessons that are not always showcased on screens across America. And yet, the following lessons are the ones you need to carry with you throughout your lives, in order to grow into the empowered young women Saint Dominic Academy is teaching you to be.

  1. If it’s not true, DON’T say it.
  2. If it’s not KIND, don’t say it.
  3. If it’s hurtful, don’t post it.
  4. If it’s mean spirited, don’t comment or repost it.
  5. If it’s hate speech, don’t share it, don’t like it, don’t comment on it.
  6. If it’s a rumor, let it stop at your ears, instead of sharing it with your mouth.
  7. If it’s mocking someone’s race, religion, gender, appearance, culture, then it’s nothing you should be sharing, liking or posting.
  8. If you see a video, a meme, a post that you would not want your parents to see on your social media, DON’T post it.
  9. If you’re asked to do/say something that you know would not make your parents proud of you, don’t do it.
  10. If it’s: Kind, Generous, Sweet, Helpful to Others, Intelligent, Spiritual, Prayerful, Good Natured, or brings Joy to the life of another—then, by all means—spread that joy to as many lives as possible.

April 5

On Easter Sunday, and always

Let us remember that God gave us His greatest gift.

Let us remember that Jesus gave His life so that we could live eternally in Heaven.

Let us remember that love for humanity went hand in hand with sacrifice.

Let us offer a prayer of thanks for all that God has given us, and all that He will continue to give us daily…

Strength, hope, courage, joy, and the ability to follow 

Jesus’ teachings each and every day.

Have a beautiful Easter Season!

March 29

Jesus Christ Superstar is the music of the springtime of my childhood. I remember the album; its brown cover, containing two records that were tucked away in my Dad’s record collection. It came out on Palm Sunday and played all week long. The voices of that original cast are as familiar to me as the voices of some of my family members. For me, the musical encompasses the Easter season that both of my parents emphasized all throughout my formative years. My mother would tell us the story of Palm Sunday—reading aloud the Gospel before we went to church to hear it. And when we returned, my father would bring that story to life in our living room; sharing Webber and Rice’s lyrics and music with my brothers and I, the more modern words accompanied by the rock riffs spinning around us all during Holy Week. It was through this mix of Bible stories and rock music that we knew what Jesus and his apostles felt, we knew the sting of Judas’ betrayal and why he ended his life, we knew the mockery of Herod and the impassiveness of Pilate…the story of Easter was never more alive than when my mother read it aloud and my father sang it—solo until he taught me, his partner in all things musical, to sing some of the parts. 

It is, without a doubt, my favorite musical; I’ve seen it onstage 5 times, I’ve taught it to my Drama classes, I’ve assigned song work from it, and now, it plays in my house so that my own family can learn the story. When NBC released Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE on Easter Sunday several years ago, I was amazed. The modern staging, the cheering audience, and the incredible cast—well it was just the best production I’d ever seen of it and as I said, I’ve seen many. For me, and it is my hope for the students of Saint Dominic Academy, it truly captured the passion of Jesus’ journey from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. 

When I talked with Avery Williams, the President of our African American Appreciation Club, we both agreed that this production would be meaningful and powerful; a “heavy hitter” to showcase all that our club and our school seeks to teach our students. With its multi racial cast, it sends the message that Jesus truly loves everyone. With its mix of male and female disciples, it showcases the belief every Catholic holds dear to heart; that Jesus embraces all who choose to follow Him. Brandon Victor Dixon’s Judas is brooding and conflicted; caught up in emotion and gossip and fear, like so many of us are today. Alice Cooper’s Herod is mocking and mean—placing keen emphasis on just how cruel people can be to others.

And John Legend’s humanistic portrayal of Jesus, more than any other portrayal I’ve seen, slams home the message that Jesus was a man and he was afraid to die. He was suffering and in pain and doing the very best he could to make the world a better place and still, he felt isolated and alone, with nowhere to turn for comfort. I cannot watch his performance without crying. 

I hope that as our student body views the musical together on Friday, March 26th, the emotions they feel while watching mirror the ones we should all feel when we hear the Gospel readings during Holy Week. It is my hope that seeing this moving and human portrayal of the last days of our Savior truly brings home to everyone’s hearts the sacrifice Jesus made for us all and why Easter, above all else, should be a day where we all give Glory to God. 

Happy Easter!

March 22

My dear readers, you know me well enough after five years to know, if I feel someone else can say it better than I can, then their words take center stage. I’d like to share with you, this beautiful speech given by our Academic Dean, Mrs. Guen Farrales, at our National Honor Society and Math Honor Society Induction Ceremony last week.  As we head into our last week of school before Holy Week and Easter recess, Mrs. Farrales’ powerful words and beautiful faith serve to remind us all that the gifts God has given us, should be used to change the world for the better. 

You may have, at one time or another, heard me refer to SDA as my “little piece of heaven on Earth”, which is why I am speaking to you on my 11th year here, and my 5th as your Academic Dean.  Why you may ask?  It is because here at SDA, we pray.  We put God first.  In fact, prayer is one of the 4 pillars of the Dominican life.

We started this prestigious ceremony with Olivia leading us in prayer asking for the Holy Spirit’s guidance in the performance of your responsibilities as members of the National Honors and the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honors societies.  Let me quote portions of what we asked God for:

…to work together in harmony for the common good

…to listen to one another in a spirit of genuine respect

…to encourage and reverence one another’s unique talents

Ladies, I look at each and every one of you and I can, most proudly, affirm that these attitudes/behavior/manners permeate the walls of SDA.  Your families and the years that you have been with us have inculcated these values in you.

As members of the NHS and the Math Honors societies, what sets you apart from the rest of your peers?  Is it just your GPAs?  Honestly, for some of you, these three letters may be the most important ones of your academic life.  You have been keeping a close eye on them from the minute you started 9th grade for just that, the honor/honor(s) that come with them and the doors of opportunities that they unlock for you.  Tonight, however, I would like to encourage you to go beyond GPAs, to recognize your scholarship, service, leadership, and character as blessings, and to make these blessings “radiate from you to others”.

You prayed…”May we use the gifts of the Spirit in creative Christian leadership.”

The Bible in James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.”  Ladies, you are here tonight because you have been specially blessed by God, intellectually.  My challenge is for you to season your intelligence with wisdom from on High.  What you know here (in your head), take it down to here( into your hearts).  Then and only then can you effect relevant change in your life and in the lives of people you are bound to touch. Use the gifts and talents you have been blessed with for your good and that of the people around you and, more importantly, for God’s glory.  Let His light shine through you.  As you prayed, “let your blessings radiate from you to others.”

You prayed…”May we respond effectively to the needs of the students in our care.”

There is always a great place to start.  Let me ask you this:  You are big sisters to 9th and 10th graders, right?  When was the last time you have reached out to your little sister?  Meaningful connection is key nowadays, when most communication is virtual and when, and I know this first hand, many people your age are going through mental and emotional challenges.  I can safely say that now, more than ever, we need genuine, heartfelt communication with people within our spheres of influence.  Think about this:  Is there anyone I can reach out to right now whose need, notwithstanding how big or small, I can help meet?  Whose life can I touch and make a difference for?  

To effectively make a difference in someone’s life will require, and again, as you prayed earlier, “approaching your decision making through discernment and prayer.”  Discernment is, simply put, the ability to judge wisely and such wise judgment is made possible through prayer… that constant, genuine, honest-to-goodness communication with God that will enable us to not just survive, but to thrive!

As I conclude, I would like to leave you with this…”Ladies, you are blessed to be a blessing!”  Be just that… for your good and for God’s glory!  

Congratulations and enjoy the rest of the evening!

June 15

Emily Dickinson tells us hope is the thing with feathers… and although I’ve been an English teacher for over 20 years, I never gave much thought to that quote before. However, it’s been running through my head this entire weekend. You see, as our state begins to re-open, I took a ride to the Jersey shore. That’s right, I went not “to the beach” but as we from NJ say proudly, “down the shore.” Now I did not venture into the ocean yet- not because of social distancing, but because it’s just too chilly for me, but on Friday evening, I took a walk on the Seaside Heights boardwalk.

Now, I’ve been walking those boards since I could walk; I remember the old Log Flume and when the Beachcomber was built out over the sand, and the roller coaster that’s now iconic, due to the haunting image of it in the sea after Hurricane Sandy. I’ve had Midway fries since I had teeth and gotten sick after eating a candy apple and going on the Tilt- A Whirl…the list is endless. However, never in almost 43 years would I describe Seaside Heights as “paradise” or a “haven”. Fun, sure! Exciting, you bet! A little wild, depending on whether you ventured into Bamboo or one of the many other nightclubs just off the boards…absolutely! But a thing of pure beauty—no even my poetic soul never saw it that way.

Until Friday night…and perhaps that change has little to do with where I was and more to do with the fact that I was somewhere. I have a feeling, people all over NJ and all over the United States are experiencing or soon will be experiencing the same emotions as I was. Play a wheel of chance? Sure- step right up; never mind that I’ve thrown out bags of boardwalk prizes in the past almost 9 years. Ice cream before dinner? Of course you can have it- sprinkle or no sprinkles? Fudge, taffy, a quick peek at the rides- not yet open but with a promising sign saying “opening soon”…well it’s enough to make anyone’s heart flutter.

Paradise, I think , for many of us is just that tangible place we venture when we want to feel hope and joy. What makes a place paradise is how it makes us feel inside. What I saw on Friday was beautiful- I saw people smiling at each other, saying excuse me, casually exchanging words like “beautiful sunset” and “so nice to be out” as they stood six feet apart in lines waiting for a snack, a drink, or a chance to play a game. I heard children’s laughter- not just the sweet laugh of one child in her house, but echoing, ringing laugher that seemed to come from everywhere all at once. I saw grandparents holding tiny hands and I would swear I saw tears on some of their cheeks-just to be able to hold that tiny hand in theirs had to be paradise for them. I myself could not stop smiling, could not stop planting kisses on my child’s cheek as she laughed and ran up and down the boardwalk, and what’s more, I could not stop noticing that everyone around us was happy, content, and just full of joy to be outside. 

Reopening has to happen slowly, I agree with that wholeheartedly. Precautions have to be taken, and regulations have to be set in place. We cannot, as a state, as a country, as the human race just skyrocket back to the way we were before and forget our lockdown as if it was a bad dream we thankfully awoke from. We have to remember and be careful, lest we wind up repeating it in the not too distant future. We have to remember it for other reasons as well- those intangible reasons that don’t have as much to do with physical health and safety as they do with our state of mind and how, now more than ever, it can encourage us all to be better, more grateful, and more appreciative people. 

I didn’t know Seaside brought me so much joy until I was home in my living room for almost 100 days. Each of you, each of us, now gets to experience a series of “firsts” over and over again- and that’s a gift we’ve earned after all our weeks at home, and that’s a gift we should treasure. First hug between grandpa and grandson. First meal at a restaurant. First time seeing friends. First time back on a swing, on a golf course, in a hair salon…and most joyful for me, the first time I’m able to step into Our Lady of Mercy Church and attend mass…well, I think for a while it will feel a little bit like Christmas morning every time we gain back one of those things we used to do with no thought to it.

It seems, now, as if we’ve done a good job of weathering the storm; we can see the rainbow on the other side. We can have hope once again. We can feel joy once again. What we have to remember to try to do- as we move forward is to retain that happiness, to let our best selves shine through, to be kind and welcoming to others at all times, and of course to take moments to pray for those we lost—

Let us not ever once forget them for a moment, as they cannot be here today to celebrate the joy we will all feel as we slowly but surely reopen our world. 

7-11th Grade Message

Normally, this blog would be the text of the speech I gave at the Commencement Ceremony. However, since the ceremony is on our social media where everyone can watch it, it seemed redundant to post the written speech when readers who want to share in my “insights” for class of 2020 can hear them by watching the ceremony. So instead, I decided to share my final message of the 2019-2020 school year, which was sent to the young ladies in grades 7 to 11 last week. They’ve all been exceptional during this period of remote learning and I wanted to motivate them to keep up their dedication to their studies during the summer months…

You’ve made it to the last week of the school year. I know it has not been the easiest year, especially from March onward ( and even before March we had our share of “adventures” this year!) but you’ve done an exceptional job and you should each be extremely proud of yourselves. 

I wanted to take today, as you begin to daydream about all the “downtime” you’ll have this summer, to share with you- for those that don’t know- that I began my teaching career 20 years ago, in 2000 as an English teacher. While the first two years, I taught SAT prep, from 2002 onward, I have always taught at least one English class during my career. You all know this has not changed, as I continue to teach an English elective at SDA each year.

Nothing was more fun for me, when I taught English full time, than to select the novels that were going to be read over the summer. I always wanted the summer reading to be fun, to be enjoyable and to inspire in each student a love of reading. Your English teachers this year have done the same and have chosen some wonderful works for you to read over the summer months.

Mrs. Good will be sharing the list with your parents, via email and I know your teachers have shared the summer reading lists with you.  Because I feel that summer reading is so important and essential- I’m also sharing it here…along with some “thoughts.”

To Kill A Mockingbird- a classic- pure and simple. In my Film class, the father in this novel is considered to be the Number 1 Hero in Film…and when you read the book, you’ll know why!

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon-  In my top ten favorite books of ALL TIME! I miss teaching it so much- anyone who wants to chat about it over the summer…just email me. Ask any girl at SDA who took my 9th honors class about “Trisha” and they can give you an earful! You’re going to LOVE it.

Shoeless Joe-  As all American as apple pie. Sports, fantasy, family…I bet you’ll cry at the end. And if you don’t…ask your dads/grandpas if they cried at Field of Dreams!

Love Is a Mixtape- Goodness! I’ve not read it, although I’ve read others by the author. You let me know if I should give it a try!

This Side of Paradise- Anything by Fitzgerald is amazing! If you like this over the summer…wait until you get to the symbolism of the green light at the end of Gatsby’s dock next year!

On The Road-  Not going to lie- a hard read, but well worth it. And since we won’t be taking many road trips this summer, a virtual one with a acclaimed author is the way to see America over the summer!

Pride and Prejudice- I love it so much, when Abby was a baby she had the Baby Lit Board book version. It’s romantic, it’s got great leading ladies, and it’s witty. You will enjoy it!

The Metamorphosis-  read it for first time as a junior in high school- could not get over the concept so I disliked it very much. Read it again in college- it broke my heart.  Don’t wait till college to appreciate this book- it’s short enough that you can read it twice if you need to in order to get over the visual and get to the heart of the matter.

Never Let Me Go- So, you know how Facebook keeps your memories and reminds you of them? When I read this- it left such an impression that I posted about it and every year I am chilled for a few minutes when I reflect on this novel. You’ll like it…it will make you think.

The Alchemist- A must read- for AP for sure, but for everyone! 

The Glass Menagerie- know what would be fun? To get on a daily Zoom with your friends and read it aloud! Drama is meant to be read aloud and when you hear the words, you will feel the moods of the characters. The phrase “gentlemen callers” will be a part of your vocabulary  forever. 

Of Mice and Men-  Many have read it before, I know.  It has been a “staple” of English classes since I was in high school and with good reason. If you haven’t read it- get tissues for the last chapter. If you have- trust me and do the re-read…its interesting how your view can change in just four years ( see my blog on Wicked for more insights on changing viewpoints!)

Well, ladies- there’s my unsolicited advice on your summer reading and thank you for allowing me, not just as Head of School but as an English teacher at heart the chance to share with you my thoughts on the stories set before you this summer!

Memorial Day

Let’s take a moment today, to reflect on the following numbers:

American Soldiers Killed In War 

American Civil War 1861-1865:  755,000 lives lost

World War II 1941-1945:  405,399 lives lost 

World War I 1917-1918:   116, 516 lives lost 

Vietnam War 1961-1975:   58,209 lives lost 

Korean War 1950-1953:  36, 574 lives lost 

American Revolutionary War 1775-1783:   25,000 lives lost 

War of 1812 1812-1815:  15,000 lives lost 

Mexican American War 1846-1848:  13, 283 lives lost 

Iraq War 2003-2011:  4, 576 lives lost 

Phillipine American War 1899-1902:  4, 196 lives lost 

Spanish American War 1898:  2, 246 lives lost 

War in Afghanistan 2001- Present: 2, 216 lives lost 

The Gulf War 1990-1991:  294 lives lost 

Together, let us pray for the 1, 438, 509 men and women who died serving and protecting our country. 

Today, Memorial Day – they live on in our hearts and their service is not forgotten, 


“All Powerful God,
We honor today those men and women—
Our sons and daughters,
Husbands and wives,
Fathers, brothers, sisters, mothers—
Who have laid down their life for their country.
Whether weary or emboldened, quiet or defiant,
Vulnerable or ready when You called them home,
Their sacrifice is too humbling for words
except these uttered in prayer.
Loving Lord, bless them forever in Your eternal peace…
Cherish their spirit, honor their commitment,
send them our love,
and will never forget the service that they gave.”

A look back…

I knew this video was coming; when it arrived in my inbox on Friday afternoon, I was ready for it. I had some tissues next to me and Abby curled up against my side. As soon as those baby faces flashed across the screen, I had tears on my cheeks. No, I was not watching old family movies- I was watching a video, designed by Nicole Borrero class of 2020 and the Saint Dominic Academy Yearbook Staff. It showcased our beloved seniors from 9th grade until now. Their 9th grade year was my first as Head of School and I can look back and reflect how much growing and maturing has taken place, both on their part and my own. 

Four years ago, I was sending a child off to kindergarten, and their mothers and fathers were sending these graduating seniors off to their first day of high school. Four years ago, I was nervous and unsure as I sat behind my desk with that title of Head of School on my door. Four years ago, they were perhaps just as nervous as they sat in ELAN with Link Crew members, getting ready for the start of their freshmen year. We made it through- they and I and after four years have grown, become more confident, and have had many life changing experiences- some that made us cry and some that made us stronger.

I’ve said it often over the past almost 70 days- these young ladies in the class of 2020 are the strongest young women I have known and these obstacles that were hurled into their paths this past March would have made many people just break down and weep. I know I’ve done just that, late at night, on more than one occasion from March until now. Perhaps many of them have as well- but you’d never know it from their dedication to their classes, their spirited Instagram posts, their energetic emails to teachers and administrators, and most of all their continued love for each other and for the sisterhood of Saint Dominic Academy.

As I heard the end of the slide show, one thought hit me so hard I was almost knocked off my stool. As photos of Disney came on the screen, I realized- these are the last photos of the class that will appear in the show- at least photos of them together in large groups. And if I had not already been crying, that would have done it. What I have to believe, and what the class of 2020 has to believe- with all of our hearts is that those won’t be the last…not really. We will find a way to gather again- although we’re unsure when it will be. In the meantime, the memories captured here in this video will, I hope, make you smile, make you laugh, and I’m sure make you cry. And if the group photos contained within it end in the most magical place on earth, then that’s not a bad place to hit “pause” until we are all together again.

My love and congratulations to the class of 2020 on finishing all of your classes at Saint Dominic Academy…consider this blog a virtual hug from me to you.

Let us remember…


Over the past two months, if you haven’t looked at, posted, recieved a text featuring, or laughed over a coronavirs themed meme, then I’m going to assume you either have no internet access or you are a more focused person than I am. They’ve been making the rounds pretty much since the stay at home orders began and there’s no sign of them stopping anytime soon.

Have you seen the one that jokes about the summer and shows Godzilla walking across the ocean?

How about the one, that came out early on, saying we’re three weeks away from knowing everyone’s real hair color? ( I personally have passed that point..I am in need of some dye, ASAP).

How about the ones showing Tom Hanks from Cast Away and giving us a countdown to when a volleyball will become our new best friend?

Or the ones with the home layouts, renaming every room so it seems as if you’re going somewhere other than your house?

Then there’s the memes that joke about cruise prices going down, about people going to Zoom meetings from their beds, about dogs loving their humans being home and cats hating it.

For Disney fans, there’s the one that changes the lyrics to the Gaston song, and just try to read it without singing it in your head! Or Elsa has the school nurse, freezing kids coming near her because they might be carrying the virus. Or the Monsters Inc spoof…instead of a 2319, we have a COVID- 19. 

The fake diary entries detailing how people are eating their stockpiled snacks, the ones that tease about the panic over toilet paper and hand sanitizer… the ones where women list the things that are driving them crazy about their husbands….chewing, snoring, basically existing. 

And then of course there are the myriad of “Home Schooling” ones. You know, the things such as “ don’t worry if my kids are in the same pjs every day, my home school has a uniform.”  ” Don’t worry if you see me talking to myself, I’m having a parent teacher conference.”  ” If you see my kids locked outside, don’t panic, we’re having a fire drill.”  “Alexa…homeschool my children.”  ” How do I get my child transferred out of my class?”  The list is endless…there’s a new one every single day. 

My personal favorite was one that I sent to the SDA faculty and staff a week or so ago. I’ll share it…

personal assitant meme

I’ll admit it; I’ve texted the memes, I’ve laughed at the memes, I’ve posted the memes, I’ve shared the memes. Why? Because we all need to laugh a little bit and because some of them truly do capture the reality of this almost unreal situation. We need to smile, we need to find a reason to laugh, we need to not focus on the internal frustration, stress and anxiety that each one of us must be feeling on a daily basis.

However, there’s perhaps one more thing we need to do. There’s a time, every day when, at least in my house, I get very serious. It’s every day, when our Governor announces the death toll for NJ.  8, 952 people in New Jersey have died from COVID-19 since March. That’s a high number, a serious number, and a number that will hit 10,000 before this week ends. 

And so, perhaps in the midst of our frustration, in the midst of our smiles, there should also be the following:

Moments of prayer– for our essential workers, for those suffering with the virus, and for the families of those who have lost someone.

Moments of silence– for the over 8,000 people in our state alone who have lost their lives and for the lives lost all across America and the world.

Moments of mourning– for all the things, big and small that have been taken from our daily lives- lunches with friends, hugs from grandparents, First Communions, Graduations, Weddings, and even the ability to go lay flowers on a family member’s grave as they are laid to rest.

The Bible tells us:

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace…

At any given moment over the past two months, it has been each of those times for each of us at some point or another.

Let us all, remember, each and every day to pray…prayers of thanksgiving that we are still healthy and safe, prayers of sorrow for all those we have lost, and prayers of petition, that the days and months ahead get brighter for us all. 

Every day, let us remember to find time for God.

Sisterhood

This past Friday our seniors were surprised with a beautiful “gift” from their alumnae sisters. The work that went into this, the words of encouragement, praise and positivity, and the thoughtfulness behind the 15 minute video truly exemplify the SISTERHOOD that is Saint Dominic Academy. Is this time of year ideal for our class of 2020? Of course not, but they have over 140 years of sisterhood holding them up, bracing them against this current crisis, and embracing them virtually, with love, with good wishes, and with prayers from heaven. 

My thanks to Gigi Correa Diaz for putting together this gift for the seniors…I hope all of you enjoy it as much as the young ladies did.

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