Snapshot of the Day: Fr. Ciancimino Returns to YCHS

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Fr. David Ciancimino, SJ, former provincial of the New York Province (now part of the USA Northeast Province) recently visited Yap Catholic High School (YCHS) in Micronesia and led the annual faculty retreat. By leading the faculty through reflection and prayer, Fr. Ciancimino, helped faculty members to see God's presence in their own individual lives and also in the life of the school. Fr. Ciancimino was responsible for missioning two Jesuits to Micronesia in 2011 to start a Catholic high school on Yap. Within five weeks, YCHS opened for its first freshman and sophomore classes.

Fr. David Ciancimino, SJ, former provincial of the New York Province (now part of the USA Northeast Province) recently visited Yap Catholic High School (YCHS) in Micronesia and led the annual faculty retreat. By leading the faculty through reflection and prayer, Fr. Ciancimino helped faculty members to see God’s presence in their own individual lives and also in the life of the school. Fr. Ciancimino was responsible for missioning two Jesuits to Micronesia in 2011 to start a Catholic high school on Yap. Within five weeks, YCHS opened for its first freshman and sophomore classes.

Snapshot of the Day: Holy Cross Women for Others

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For the past five years the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team has been volunteering with Catholic Charities and the Worcester County Food Bank to serve those in need. "We want to give back to the community in Worcester and do our part to make sure that everyone has their basic needs met," said Stephanie Ridolfi, head coach of the women's lacrosse team. Click here to read more about how these students strive to be women for others.

For the past five years the Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team has been volunteering with Catholic Charities and the Worcester County Food Bank to serve those in need. “We want to give back to the community in Worcester and do our part to make sure that everyone has their basic needs met,” said Stephanie Ridolfi, head coach of the women’s lacrosse team. Click here to read more about how these students strive to be women for others.

Snapshot of the Day: Thanksgiving Day of Service at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit

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On Saturday, November 8, in honor of Thanksgiving, 100 students from Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, joined by their mentors, assembled 1,250 sandwich meals for SafeHouse Outreach. Mentors are volunteers from the community who are matched one-to-one with a student. Mentors email students weekly, come to school and meet them for lunch. Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School is a Catholic, co-ed, college-prep school and part of the national Cristo Rey Network. The model enables students to gain real-world working experience in a wide range of fields and provides them with valuable professional mentors. Click here to learn more about the work of the recently opened Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School.

In honor of Thanksgiving, 100 students and their Mentors from the newly formed Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School assembled 1,250 sandwich meals for SafeHouse Outreach local ministry. Mentors are volunteers from the community who are matched one-to-one with a student and provide support for students in the classroom or with their corporate jobs. Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit is the 28th Cristo Rey school in the country and is a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service. Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life. To learn more about Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School visit www.cristoreyatlanta.org.

 

Snapshot of the Day: Fordham Students Visit South Africa

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Fr. R. Bentley Anderson, SJ, associate chair of the department of African and African American Studies at Fordham University, recently led four Fordham undergraduates on a three-week study tour in South Africa. The excursion allowed students to learn about the history of South Africa by traveling in the region and taking in the culture. The group started in the city of Cape Town and continued east to visit Mossel Bay, Grahamstown, Kimberley, Pretoria, and Johannesburg. Pictured above, from left to right, are Evan Heib, Kevin Munguia, Jake Penders, Kira Forrester, and Fr. Anderson, SJ. Click here to read more.