01Feb

January: Pro-Life Month

Check out the following link, a reflection authored by a seminarian who attended the March for Life 2011. Our students certainly shared similar sentiments about the magnitude and awesomeness of the March for Life experience. We actually attended a Prayer for Life Vigil at Mount Saint Mary's University the evening before, and then a Sunrise Rally at the same institution on the morning of the March. Once we are able to digest the full survey of what our students felt and experienced at the various rallies and March, we will be sure to share some general observations.

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21Jan

Yet Another Snow Day

Eeeeekkk, another snow day. It is very challenging to accept God's Providence sometimes, especially when we have our own plans that are supposedly done in order to cooperate with His intentions. We are reminded once again of how mysterious His intentions are. Our Pro-Life night has been stalled, postponed, and at worst canceled. This may be cause for worry or despair because we were so close to having one this year, but we must nevertheless trust in the Father's will. We were not able to have a final meeting before the March for Life. Well, looks like were are placing that in God's hands as we...

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19Jan

Why do we March for Life?

Our annual March for Life pilgrimage is a truly distinctive trademark of the Mount Royal curriculum. We often hear of parochial schools permitting students to take the time off of school in order to embark upon the journey to D.C., yet rarely do we hear of parochial schools themselves inserting the March into the yearly Academic Calendar. The March is a great sacrifice for many families. It is both a financial strain, and also an emotional headache. Allowing one's child to March through D.C. amidst a crowd of nearly 700,000 people can really increase a parent's anxieties. We are truly blessed...

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18Jan

Second Snow Day of School Year

As we bask in the rest of another snow day, perhaps we can utilize the time God has given us to encounter him more deeply through silence and prayer.  Yeah right! The mission of a family is not entirely conducive to quietly contemplating the mystery of God's love for us. Alas, for those of us who will not have that luxury this day, we have listed below a series of links which can also deepen our awareness of Christ in our lives. But first, a little contextual reminder ought to assist us in recognizing how interconnected the world is today, and also how much more quickly and effectively we can...

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19Dec

Our Patron and Advent

During this most sacred season where Christians strive to settle our saturated hearts in order to seek the silence of our Savior's birth, St. Joseph - our patron - enters the forefront of our spiritual journey once again. His powerful intercession has continually provided our school with all our needs, just as he protected and provided for his adopted Son during the frightening months after his birth. He is often dubbed "Joseph the Silent" because he never utters a word in the scriptures. Rather, his resolute actions speak louder than any word that he could speak. At Mount Royal, leaning on Jo...

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30Nov

December ALREADY?!

Onward into December we go! Before students and teachers can so much as blink an eye, the school year advances into this wonderful and festive season. As we embark upon this early winter journey towards Christmas we are reminded of how our academic calendar is largely influenced by the liturgical calendar of our faith community - the Church. Today students began to decorate school buildings, and immediately the Mount Royal charism becomes apparent; creches, advent wreaths, and customary cultural decorations are combined to create an atmosphere indicative of the true purpose of the advent seaso...

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24Nov

Thankfulness

We invite you to share what you are most thankful as we gather with our families to celebrate the innumerable gifts God has given us. Please leave comments describing one, or perhaps several, aspect(s) of our community for which you are especially grateful.

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14Nov

Coach Reflects Upon Soccer Season

"God is in control....God is in control.... God is in control...." were thoughts that had to be forcefully placed into my own heart on many occasions during this past soccer season. There were many instances in which the Holy Spirit gently reminded me that I am not in control of how our team would finish, because the recipe for success this soccer season seemingly called for an extra dose of superior strategy. In my mind I thought I am going to strategically pave our way to glory, for we have too much inexperience to compete. Moreover, the players exerted so much effort during preseason traini...

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12Nov

Knights Leave It All On The Field

The Knights suffered another heart wrenching loss against Jesse Remington yesterday, definitively closing the door on a potential championship. The first half was full of back and forth action between both teams, with Mount Royal jumping out to an early lead, forfeiting it on a PK, and then recapturing it by the conclusion of the half. In second half play, Jesse Remington was relentless in attacking our net  during the crucial moments immediately following halftime. The momentum assuredly switched into their hands, and it was difficult for the knights to overcome. Jesse Remington capitalized o...

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10Nov

Knights Enter Playoffs With Momentum

After a few growing pains early in the season, the Knights are fully tuned, locked, and ready to go for their second-round match-up against a familiar foe: Jesse Remington. The Knights advanced through the first round, albeit without playing an actual game, and should have all their energy savored for this decisive game. If the Knights lose, they will play for 3rd place in the final standings on Saturday, November 13th. If the Knights win, they will play for 1st place against either Holy Family Academy, Parker, or Tri City. Inevitably, the likelihood of advancing is largely based upon our reso...

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