15Nov

Student Spotlight: John Hogan '17

Vice Principle Katie Richardson notes, “What impresses me most about John is his character. He is polite, respectful, kind, has a great sense of humor, and is quick to offer help.”

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02Nov

Saints March Towards Happiness

Dear Families, Thank you to all of the parents who attended the All Saints' performances. I understand that families put a lot of effort into preparing for the day; more to it, I know teachers expend a great deal of time and energy making sure that every student is involved. At the end of yesterday, I was surely grateful. The cute factor alone is uplifting, but also the courage (to public speak) and authentic affection shown towards the saints. I also want to note how the junior high and high school were really impressive. For as much as they exert artistic license, the final product is reall...

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26Oct

Raising Saints in the Making

Dear Families, The calendar is quickly filling up as we move into November. We start the month off with our annual celebration of All Saints' Day on November 1st, which has long been a special feast day at Mount Royal. Occasionally we are asked if we have Halloween festivities here at school - we do not. This is not because we are anti-Halloween, but rather because we choose to give our students the experience of honoring those in heaven with our observance of this holy day of obligation. After all, we are raising saints in the making. When I think of the many events that mark our Catholic id...

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19Oct

Sustaining a Transformative School Culture

Dear Families, I certainly understand that there are a lot of activities and events taking place between now and Christmas. Please know that we have reflected on the purpose and timing of each event, and our goal is to ensure that every undertaking is a valuable extension of our mission. We do not require nor expect parents to attend them all; having said that, there are some unique opportunities available. We also want to use the gifts that God has given us, most especially this wonderful campus. Mr. Broom frequently discussed the need to evangelize by using our facility as community spa...

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14Oct
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Africa: Hope for New Evangelization

A 40 minute informative slideshow, explaining why Africa has a special role in the New Evangelization, will be offered at Mount Royal Academy on Thursday, October 20th at 6:30PM

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14Oct
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Campaign to Change Direction to Come to Mount Royal

Former NH State Supreme Court Justice John Broderick and Concord Hospital Family Health Center Director of Behavioral Health Dr. William Gunn will speak at Mount Royal Academy in Sunapee on Oct. 26

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13Oct

A Day for Friends, Food, and Fun!

The fifth annual Fall Festival and Open House will be held on Saturday, October 22 from 10 am to 2 pm at Mount Royal Academy in Sunapee.

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05Oct

There is Cause for Rejoicing Here

Dear Families, Lost in the shuffle of re-scheduling the week so our school can honor the legacy of Mr. Broom was the fact that our annual spirit week is next week. Spirit week is a longstanding tradition at MRA, as it gives students an occasion to both celebrate life and their vocation as students. So often I get stuck in a moment in which I think, "Wow, God really has this whole plan thing under control." I will recount the last two weeks to illustrate what I mean, and then announce the plan for spirit week. I say this because while sharing the news with the students on Monday...

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02Oct

A Beloved Benefactor Goes Home

Dear Families, It is with a heavy heart that I report Ed Broom has gone home to his eternal rest. He passed away on Saturday, October 1st, the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux. I had the privilege of attending Mass with Mr. Broom this summer during the customary visit of Fr. Ed Broom (his son, an Oblate of the Virgin Mary), and I can honestly share that his love for our Lord originated from a childlike devotion.  He had nothing to gain, except for the salvation of souls. Mr. Broom has been a longtime board member and benefactor of the school.  This morning, I was lectoring at St. Pa...

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21Sep

Educating for More Than Merely a Degree

Dear Families, St. Thomas Aquinas taught me quite a lot about the differences between secondary and primary ends. Aquinas frequently referenced secondary ends as meaningful only to the extent that their achievement is ordered towards the accomplishment of the primary end. He applied this principle to philosophy, theology, and of course morality. Now that our journey has begun, I would like to take a moment to illustrate the implications of this educational and formative journey of a school year by consulting Aquinas. Secondary goals usually deal with the 'how' of the journey. These are...

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