The Video of the George Weigel Presentation

The Diocese of Duluth, and  our parish  were treated to a rare opportunity to  spend an evening with George Weigel.

He is the Distinguished Senior Fellow of The Ethics and Public Policy Center, and is the most comprehensive biographer of Pope Saint John Paul II, a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading intellectuals.

We are honored to share this event with you and are most grateful to Jenny Boran, Faith Formation Director at Stella Maris Academy, for her generosity and expertise in the creation of this YouTube.

Witness To Hope by George Weigel

Lessons In Hope, My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 12, 2018: George Weigel & the Northern Cross Interview

Father Richard Kunst

Father’s Ramblings

As has been announced a few times (and posters are up), George Weigel (author of Witness to Hope,  the biography of St. John Paul II) will be visiting our parish next month for a talk on the eve of Monday, March 12th.

Like the Gianna Molla event this past fall, this is an event that is being advertised throughout the entire diocese, so there is likely to be a big crowd.

 Weigel will be talking about his latest book, Lessons in Hope, which is the story of his relationship with Pope John Paul. I have read this book already, and I have to say it is very entertaining, because he is telling the stories of all his interactions with the future saint.

 

I love telling the stories of my handful of encounters with John Paul II, but few people in the world have had the amount of access Mr. Weigel has had.

It is a fascinating book that is hard to put down. The parish has purchased several copies of the book, and they are available for purchase. Please call the parish office if you are interested, and then you can have the opportunity to have them signed by the author.

We hope you will join us for this extraordinary to be held at St. John’s.  —Father Rich

 

The Northern Cross Interview with George Weigel in Preparation for His Visit

George Weigel
An interview with George Weigel
Mar 2, 2018
Deacon Kyle Eller, N/C

On March 12, St. John the Evangelist Church in Duluth, fresh off hosting the daughter of St. Gianna Molla in October, will host another distinguished guest: George Weigel, who is a distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and public Policy Center, author of three volumes on the life of Pope St. John Paul, and a distinguished conservative Catholic intellectual and media figure.

The event at St. John’s will focus on St. John Paul II. It will begin with Mass at 6:30 p.m. and be followed by Weigel’s presentation, based on his latest book, “Lessons in Hope,” the third of his volumes on John Paul.

Weigel agreed to be interviewed by email in advance of his appearance this month. The interview follows:

George Weigel
The Northern Cross: Would you tell our readers a bit about what you will be speaking on in Duluth? I understand from Father Kunst that it is related to your newest book, about your personal friendship with Pope St. John Paul II.

Weigel: Yes, that’s right. I’ll be talking about “Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II,” but also about the pope and his legacy. “Lessons in Hope” is a book, of stories, quite different in that sense from the two volumes of my John Paul II biography, “Witness to Hope” and “The End and the Beginning,” so I hope the talk (and the book) will help people come to know John Paul in a more personal way.

TNC: Is there an anecdote from that friendship you would be willing to share to give readers a flavor of what you will be talking about?

Weigel: In March 1996, John Paul said to me, in respect of other biographical efforts, “They try to understand me from outside, but I can only be understood from inside.” That idea — learning a saint “from inside” — will help frame my remarks. I’ll also be introducing the audience to some of the remarkable cast of characters that surrounded John Paul II, and helped form his “inside.”

TNC: It’s now nearly 13 years since Pope John Paul went to the house of the Father. Those days were so full of powerful, memorable scenes: his last gestures, the large, peaceful crowds, the cries that he immediately be recognized a saint. I’m sure they must often come to mind for you. Now, more than a decade later, is he remembered and revered as you imagined he would be? Or to put it another way, how do you see John Paul’s place in the church as a member of the Church Triumphant?

Weigel: He’s obviously a venerated figure all over the world. Unfortunately, his insistence on the great Catholic “both/and” — truth and mercy, revelation and reason, love and responsibility — is being forgotten in some parts of the church. And it doesn’t seem as if the senior diplomats of the Vatican have learned much from the most politically consequential pope in a millennium, which is a real shame. As for John Paul’s place as a member of the Church Triumphant, I’m sure he’s a powerful intercessor for many people — as well as a continuing model for priests and bishops.

TNC: St. John Paul’s long, fruitful pontificate left a great body of teaching, and many of the issues he dealt with not only remain with us but sometimes have come dramatically to the fore. I’m thinking, for instance, of his Theology of the Body and the meaning and “language” of the body in an adequate Christian anthropology, and how this relates to gender ideology and the definition of marriage; or of his great teachings on the family in light of contemporary ecclesiastical debates about pastoral outreach to those in irregular situations; or of his great encyclical on moral theology in light of debates over the meaning of Christian conscience. What, in your view, are some of the most important things John Paul’s teaching has still to offer us in 2018?

Weigel: The Theology of the Body is the most coherent Catholic response to the cultural tsunami of the sexual revolution ever articulated, and ought to be a much larger part of catechesis and marriage preparation, although it’s already had an effect on both. John Paul’s social doctrine, with its emphasis on the imperative of a vibrant public moral culture for both democracy and the free economy, has a lot to say to contemporary American discontents. And then there is Veritatis Splendor, the great encyclical on moral theology, which tried to re-ballast a Western world collapsing into moral subjectivism; that’s still a huge issue, and there is much still to learn from Veritatis Splendor. I’d also cite his encyclical on faith and reason, which ought to be read by every Catholic educator today, as we try to keep Catholic education, especially Catholic higher education, from imploding into the incoherence you see on so many campuses today.

TNC: Many believe that Pope John Paul II changed people’s expectations of the papacy, because of his great gifts of charisma and communication and his willingness to travel the world and evangelize and be a public figure. Pope Francis is also a pope who seems to embrace that kind of a role. (In fact, some who are younger may not recall that there was a pope with “star power” before Francis.) How would you compare and contrast the way they live out that aspect of their ministry?

Weigel: The pope has been at the center of the world Catholic conversation — and the world’s perception of the Church — at least since Pius IX (1846-1878), and perhaps since Pius VII (1800-1823). There are obvious advantages to this, but there are also disadvantages. The pope cannot and should not be the protagonist of everything in the Church. We all have our roles in the Body of Christ, and we all have a responsibility to live as missionary disciples. Both John Paul II and Francis have insisted on that.

— By Deacon Kyle Eller / The Northern Cross

Witness To Hope by George Weigel

Lessons In Hope, My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Information about the Upcoming Event

Late last year as you will recall, we had the honor of having Dr. Gianna Molla, the daughter of St. Gianna Molla, visit our parish. It was a big deal to have such a person to visit, and we had a very good crowd that came out to listen to her talk about her “Saint Mom.”

Well, I am equally excited to make another announcement of a guest coming to our parish that is of equal significance.

On Monday, March 12th, St. John’s will have the honor of welcoming author, George Weigel, to our parish.

The unfortunate thing is that many people in the pews might be unfamiliar with his name, but he is regularly on the NY Times’ bestseller’s list, is a leading authority in the English speaking world on the Catholic Church, and is a Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington’s, Ethics and Public Policy Center.

But most significantly he is the author of the most comprehensive biography written about Pope John Paul II.

His 1998 biography, Witness to Hope (which I have read multiple times) is the most complete book on the life of JP II.   The thing that is really impressive about it is that Pope John Paul II was the one who asked Weigel to write it.

 Weigel is a syndicated columnist who is regularly featured in our diocesan newspaper,  The Northern Cross.

This is a coup to have been able to get Mr. Weigel to come to Duluth, let alone to our parish. He will be speaking about his relationship with St. John Paul II and about the writing of the biography.

Both before his arrival and while he is here, we will also have his latest book, Lessons in Hope, available for purchase.  You will be able to have it autographed.

I am very excited about this visit, and you will hear much more about it in the coming weeks. So please mark your calendar for March 12th to come and enjoy this extraordinary event for our parishes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Real Presence Radio Interview with George Weigel & Father Rich

George Weigel

We are pleased to be able to bring you this interview with George Weigel in anticipation of his upcoming visit to St. John’s Parish on Monday, March 12th, at 6:30 PM.
A reminder that the night will include Mass at 6:30, followed by his presentation.

A preeminent authority on the Catholic Church, Mr. Weigel  describes what he learned from chronicling the life of Pope John Paul II.

In Lessons in Hope, George Weigel tells the story of his unique friendship with St. John Paul II. As Weigel learns the pope “from inside,” he also offers a firsthand account of the tumult of post-Vatican II Catholicism and the Cold War’s endgame, introducing readers to the heroes who brought down European communism. Later, he shows us the aging pope grappling with the post-9/11 world order and teaching new lessons in dignity through his own suffering.

We are elated to have him as our guest at St. John’s and hope you’ll join us Monday evening.  —Father Rich

 

Logo of Real Presence Radio

 

The Interview begins at about the 4th  minute:

 

 

 

Witness To Hope by George Weigel

Lessons In Hope, My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II

Father Mike Schmitz: Making a Good Confession

Wonderful advice from Father Mike to help you discern how to make a good confession.

Father Mike’s Cheat Sheet

First, ask yourself the following questions, because it all centers around the answers to these first 3 questions:

Has God been Number 1 in your life?
Is God the center of your life?
Do we put God on the sidelines?

Then, Continue:

What is Sin? God, I know what you want me to do and I don’t care: I want what I want. It’s knowing what God wants and freely choosing to do something else.

4 Places to Start to Examine What God Wants for My Life: The Cheat Sheet

1. Find a good examination of conscience.
2. See the Litany of Humility of Cardinal Merry del Val
3. Go to the Beatitudes
4. A Consciousness Examen–go into prayer and ask the Holy Spirit to help you. Go through your day and walk through your day to find all the times you said, “Yes,” to God. Then start again and remember all the times God may have been offering His Grace, and you said, “No.” I want to do what I want to do.

It’s about living out of a relationship with God where God is at the center of your life.

Thank you, Father Mike, for this help for us to make a good confession!

March 9 – 10 at St. Benedict’s Parish: 24 Hours of Adoration, Prayer and Confession

St. Benedict’s Poster for 24 Hours

 

We invite you to join our neighboring parish  hosting  this 24 hour period of Adoration, prayer and confession.  It is inspired by Pope Francis who has told us at least one parish in each diocese will remain open for 24 consecutive hours.  

24 Hours for the Lord
Friday, March 9 – Saturday, March 10
Held at St. Benedict Parish, 1419 St. Benedict St., Duluth, man 55811

Eucharistic Adoration 
after 8:00 AM Mass Friday – 12:00 PM Saturday, closing with Benediction

Confession: 12:00 PM Friday – 12:00 PM Saturday

Mass: 8:00 Am Saturday (Daily Mass

 

 

Lenten Activities at St. John’s: Stations of the Cross, Apologetics & Fish Suppers

 

I want to once again encourage you to come to the Stations of the Cross on Monday nights during Lent.  It is an ancient prayer that originates from the time of the Crusades when the Christians taking Jerusalem back from the Muslim conquerors established the route Jesus walked to his crucifixion. 

From that time on the Stations of the cross spread to churches all over the world so that the faithful could have a Holy Land experience in their own parishes.  Because the Stations are a particularly Lenten prayer, this is the only time of the year you will have the chance to take part in this ancient prayer.

This will take place at 6:00 PM every Monday of Lent except for the 12th of March when George Weigel will be here

I encourage you to try to make it to at least one of the weeks.  And, of course, immediately after Stations will be our Apologetics class in the Gathering Space.  —Father Rich

 Stations of the Cross: Mondays at 6:00

Apologetics: Immediately following the Stations

Apologetics will be held in the Gathering Space and  includes beverages that will make it less painful to listen to me!

FISH SUPPERS:  St. John’s, Fridays, February 16 & 23rd, 4:30-7:00 PM, with thanks to the Knights of Columbus

And don’t forget the gift of daily Mass every morning at 8:00.

I encourage you to come to these events to help make Lent a special opportunity for spiritual enrichment. 

—Father Rich

 

The Northern Cross Interview with George Weigel

George Weigel

An interview with George Weigel
Mar 2, 2018
Deacon Kyle Eller, N/C

On March 12, St. John the Evangelist Church in Duluth, fresh off hosting the daughter of St. Gianna Molla in October, will host another distinguished guest: George Weigel, who is a distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and public Policy Center, author of three volumes on the life of Pope St. John Paul, and a distinguished conservative Catholic intellectual and media figure.

The event at St. John’s will focus on St. John Paul II. It will begin with Mass at 6:30 p.m. and be followed by Weigel’s presentation, based on his latest book, “Lessons in Hope,” the third of his volumes on John Paul.

Weigel agreed to be interviewed by email in advance of his appearance this month. The interview follows:

George Weigel
The Northern Cross: Would you tell our readers a bit about what you will be speaking on in Duluth? I understand from Father Kunst that it is related to your newest book, about your personal friendship with Pope St. John Paul II.

Weigel: Yes, that’s right. I’ll be talking about “Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II,” but also about the pope and his legacy. “Lessons in Hope” is a book, of stories, quite different in that sense from the two volumes of my John Paul II biography, “Witness to Hope” and “The End and the Beginning,” so I hope the talk (and the book) will help people come to know John Paul is a more personal way.

TNC: Is there an anecdote from that friendship you would be willing share to give readers a flavor of what you will be talking about?

Weigel: In March 1996, John Paul said to me, in respect of other biographical efforts, “They try to understand me from outside, but I can only be understood from inside.” That idea — learning a saint “from inside” — will help frame my remarks. I’ll also be introducing the audience to some of the remarkable cast of characters that surrounded John Paul II, and helped form his “inside.”

TNC: It’s now nearly 13 years since Pope John Paul went to the house of the Father. Those days were so full of powerful, memorable scenes: his last gestures, the large, peaceful crowds, the cries that he immediately be recognized a saint. I’m sure they must often come to mind for you. Now, more than a decade later, is he remembered and revered as you imagined he would be? Or to put it another way, how do you see John Paul’s place in the church as a member of the Church Triumphant?

Weigel: He’s obviously a venerated figure all over the world. Unfortunately, his insistence on the great Catholic “both/and” — truth and mercy, revelation and reason, love and responsibility — is being forgotten in some parts of the church. And it doesn’t seem as if the senior diplomats of the Vatican have learned much from the most politically consequential pope in a millennium, which is a real shame. As for John Paul’s place as a member of the Church Triumphant, I’m sure he’s a powerful intercessor for many people — as well as a continuing model for priests and bishops.

TNC: St. John Paul’s long, fruitful pontificate left a great body of teaching, and many of the issues he dealt with not only remain with us but sometimes have come dramatically to the fore. I’m thinking, for instance, of his Theology of the Body and the meaning and “language” of the body in an adequate Christian anthropology, and how this relates to gender ideology and the definition of marriage; or of his great teachings on the family in light of contemporary ecclesiastical debates about pastoral outreach to those in irregular situations; or of his great encyclical on moral theology in light of debates over the meaning of Christian conscience. What, in your view, are some of the most important things John Paul’s teaching has still to offer us in 2018?

Weigel: The Theology of the Body is the most coherent Catholic response to the cultural tsunami of the sexual revolution ever articulated, and ought to be a much larger part of catechesis and marriage preparation, although it’s already had an effect on both. John Paul’s social doctrine, with its emphasis on the imperative of a vibrant public moral culture for both democracy and the free economy, has a lot to say to contemporary American discontents. And then there is Veritatis Splendor, the great encyclical on moral theology, which tried to re-ballast a Western world collapsing into moral subjectivism; that’s still a huge issue, and there is much still to learn from Veritatis Splendor. I’d also cite his encyclical on faith and reason, which ought to be read by every Catholic educator today, as we try to keep Catholic education, especially Catholic higher education, from imploding into the incoherence you see on so many campuses today.

TNC: Many believe that Pope John Paul II changed people’s expectations of the papacy, because of his great gifts of charisma and communication and his willingness to travel the world and evangelize and be a public figure. Pope Francis is also a pope who seems to embrace that kind of a role. (In fact, some who are younger may not recall that there was a pope with “star power” before Francis.) How would you compare and contrast the way they live out that aspect of their ministry?

Weigel: The pope has been at the center of the world Catholic conversation — and the world’s perception of the Church — at least since Pius IX (1846-1878), and perhaps since Pius VII (1800-1823). There are obvious advantages to this, but there are also disadvantages. The pope cannot and should not be the protagonist of everything in the Church. We all have our roles in the Body of Christ, and we all have a responsibility to live as missionary disciples. Both John Paul II and Francis have insisted on that.

— By Deacon Kyle Eller / The Northern Cross

SMA-Holy Rosary Campus Kindergarten Round-up on Thursday, Mar. 1, from 12:30 – 2:00

Please enjoy this video from last year, created by Amanda Tessier, one of the Kindergarten teachers, now at the Holy Rosary Campus.  Our name has changed; we are, “Called to Be One,” but the flavor of academic, social and religious guidance hasn’t changed.  We hope to see you at Kindergarten Round-up at Stella Maris Academy, the Holy Rosary Campus, Thursday, March 1, from 12:30 – 2:00.

 

 

 

SMA-Holy Rosary Campus Kindergarten Round-up
Thursday, March 1 at 12:30 – 2 PM

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Announcing Kindergarten Round-up at the Holy Rosary Campus of Stella Maris

Thursday, March 1 at 12:30 – 2 PM
2802 E 4th St, Duluth, Minnesota 55812
Come explore Stella Maris Academy with your incoming Kindergartner! 
Your child will be able to experience Stella Maris Academy with hand on activities while you learn more about how small class sizes, exceptional teachers, and our focus on growing the whole child can enhance your child’s education.

 

 

 

Stella Maris Kindergarten Teacher, Sue Weber

Special Events
Stella Maris Academy’s Special Campus Events
Please check the Stella Maris Calendar for more events and activities!     

http://www.stellamaris.academy/special-events

 

 

 

Stella Maris Kindergarten
Amanda Tessier

Amanda Tessier, creator of the video, with her present Stella Maris Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Regular Mass-Goers, the Seats at the End of the Pew Aren’t for You

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

St. John’s & St. Joe’s:

I read this interesting column in America Magazine and realized we are guilty of doing this every day!  You’re welcome to read it to  see if it makes sense to you to change our style!  I’d love newcomers to feel welcome!

 

By Father Jack Bentz, SJ
For America Magazine

My work took me away from home a lot last fall, and so I was at a different Catholic parish every weekend. All the same Catholic Mass—and, depressingly, the same experience of being the unwelcomed stranger in a strangely familiar land.

Many of the parishes had a greeter smiling at the front door with a bulletin in hand. There was often an invitation from the pulpit for all visitors to stand and be welcomed. At one parish, I even received a shiny little gift bag with a ballpoint pen and a coffee cup, both bearing the name of the parish.

That was nice. I was being officially welcomed.

But it was not working. Why? I think it is because I had to climb over people to get into a pew. Seriously. This happened time and again and in churches that were empty except for the ends of the pews firmly held against all newcomers.

I was raised Catholic. I know the strategy. The first-class seats are at the end of the pew.

I was raised Catholic. I know the strategy. The first-class seats are at the end of the pew. To create a warm and inviting parish, it is apparently much easier to put a welcome blurb in the bulletin or even to station greeters at the front of the church than for parishioners to sit in the middle of an empty pew.

The more parishes I attended, the more people I had to crawl over, the more time I had to think: What scares us about sitting in the center? The wooden pew is just as hard, the view is much the same and we won’t suddenly hear an improvement in the music by sitting on the aisle. Perhaps it is because we know we should be at Mass but are unwilling to really commit. We want to be close to an exit so we can make a quick getaway. So we sit with one foot in the pew and the other in the parking lot.

Do we forget that we are at Mass because it is here the community gathers? It is here that we become the people of God, drawn to each other by the work of the Spirit. And yet we try to sit where we can have as little contact with other people as possible—choosing our seats at Mass as we would on a cramped trans-Atlantic flight with unpleasant strangers.

We want to be close to an exit so we can make a quick getaway. So we sit with one foot in the pew and the other in the parking lot.

We do this without thinking about it, on a level that remains hidden to us but is obvious to newcomers. We bemoan our empty churches and then act as though no one is expected to join us in our empty pew. But here is the deal: The end spots on a pew are for those who arrive after us.

Or do we think we are the last ones who will sit in these pews at all? That we are the final generation of faithful churchgoing Catholics? Thus we don’t need to worry about moving toward the middle because the pew will be largely empty anyway.

Every weekend, in every Catholic Church in the United States, new people arrive hungry for a community to call home. Is this parish for them? Is this pew for them? They come from other denominations, from other faiths and from other parishes. If they cannot find a place to sit, they will not be back. And we will never have a chance to speak the saving Word to them, because, in spite of the official welcome, they understood this was not going to be their church. It was already taken by the guardians at the end of the pew.

The end spots on a pew are for those who arrive after us.

This is hard on the newcomers, but it is equally damaging to the oldtimers, the invested, the parishioners. We can go to Mass weekend after weekend, and every weekend we get just a little bit less hopeful. We begin to see the empty pews as abandoned real estate rather than fresh new lots, ready for families to move into our neighborhood.

Now, this might not apply to families with kids. But if we singles and couples chose to scoot over and occupy the middle we would not only create space for the newcomers but we could get into the habit of hope again in our church. We could hold a space open for all our friends and family who wander in lost and alone on a Sunday morning. And we would begin to rub elbows with the Sunday regulars from the other end of the pew as well.

Then, imagine if we all began to move toward the middle in the rest of our lives—in our choice of media, in our ideological camps. Can you imagine moving to the middle? Or is any movement toward the center seen as a betrayal? Are we selfish enough to continue the move apart when what we need desperately is to come together?

Can you imagine arriving at Mass and choosing to sit in the exact middle of a pew? If you sit there, you boldly state that you are expecting more people to join you. There is room on your right; there is room on your left. You sit in the middle because you are welcoming. You are ready to make that first offer to strangers, the offer of space, of community. You help them begin a first step toward a life with Christ where you are St. Paul, John the Baptist and the Virgin Mary rolled into one: an on-fire, evangelizing Catholic.

Welcoming Stella Maris Academy & Announcing St. John’s Campus Open House

SMA – St John’s Campus Middle School Open House
Thursday, February 15 at 8:30 AM – 2 PM and 5:30 – 7 PM
St. John’s Campus

1 W Chisholm St, Duluth, Minnesota 55803
Come and explore the middle schools at Stella Maris Academy! 

Spend time walking the hallways, connecting with current middle school families, and talking with our wonderful staff. 
You will be able to see why our middle school students shine above the rest! 
We will have 2 interactive sessions for parents and students during the day – 8:30 to 10 AM, 12:30 to 2 PM, and if you are unable to attend during the day, our open house will continue at 5:30 until 7 PM. 
Please RSVP to [email protected] to sign up for a daytime session! (No RSVP required for the evening)

 

Aliah, Natalyia, Kendra

Father Rich & Stella Maris Altar Servers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Mass with Father Rich

WELCOME TO STELLA MARIS!

Stella Maris Academy is a coming together of a Catholic community for the educational formation of students to become good citizens of this world, loving God and neighbor, and enriching society with the influence of the gospel. As a community of faith, Stella Maris Academy believes the authentic spirit of Catholicism should permeate the curriculum; with truth, beauty, and goodness imbued in all aspects of learning. Guided by the principles of our values, the mission of our academic community is to prepare lifelong learners who lead, love, and serve as Jesus taught, therefore transforming our world one student at a time.

Below is a link to the Stella Maris website.  We look forward to updates from the St. John’s & Holy Rosary campuses, which house our parish students.  Please visit their site and remember Kindergarten Roundup and Open Enrollment is coming soon.  Dates are included via the link below.

 

http://www.stellamaris.academy/

 

Hilaire Hauer, Interim President

OUR SMA COMMUNITY

“Together, the families, students, faculty, priests, sisters and all here at Stella Maris Academy create the environment where love, truth, mercy and tradition live. We are guided by the Church and the power of the Holy Spirit to be witnesses of Christ through the community we build and the learning we foster, through the leadership and stewardship we show, the recognition of the innumerable and diverse gifts God has given to each of us and for the respect for each other and the love of our Catholic identity.

Without a doubt Stella Maris Academy will be known in our community and beyond for the exemplary formation of not only our students, but also of our families and for the great work we do together through Stella Maris Academy. We will be second to none for the depth and breadth of our commitment to bettering the world through our intellectual, spiritual, human and stewardship formation focus. Stella Maris Academy students will go out into the world virtuous and wise.” 

-Hilaire Hauer, Interim-President of Stella Maris Academy

 

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Please enjoy a sample of the love, joy, academic excellence and religious education enjoyed by our students from last year, just prior to our, “Called to Be One,”  Stella Maris Academy affiliation.  We are working on a video for this year and will share it soon!  We thank Terri Jones, IT instructor last year for this beautiful contribution.