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2019 Lenten Reflections - Ash Wednesday

Sr. Kathleen Carr, C.S.J., Ph.D. on Wednesday, 06 March 2019.

Read the Ash Wednesday Gospel

We are invited on this Ash Wednesday 2019 to take account of ourselves and our personal relationship with Jesus, and to grow in that relationship. The scriptures remind us that Lent is traditionally a time for almsgiving, prayer, and fasting suggesting that these practices help us clear away that which keeps us from Jesus and sharpens our focus and desire for Him.

“After today your life will never be the same…”

Audrey Scott on Thursday, 28 February 2019.

Jocelyn Pierre-Antoine Catholic School Leadership

“After today your life will never be the same…”

A young teacher from California sat listening intently to her professor on her first day of class in Notre Dame’s Catholic school leadership program. “That has been very true for me,” says Jocelyn Pierre-Antoine. “When I went into the program in 2005, I was in my late 20s with no desire to be a principal. I was being called to leadership in a way that I didn’t anticipate, expect, or even want…and all of that led to this position.”

Dr. Tim Uhl: A Superintendent Seeks Enrichment at the Reform Leaders’ Summit

on Monday, 18 February 2019.

By: Darby Evans

Tim Uhl Reform Leaders' Summit

If you hope to one day become a superintendent, Dr. Tim Uhl has some advice for you—get ready for a dynamic, multifaceted leadership role. Uhl, the superintendent of Catholic Schools for Montana and the founder of the “Catholic School Matters” podcast and newsletter, loves his job precisely because it demands expertise in several domains.

Marianela Nuñez: Connecting Latino Families to Catholic Schools with the Reform Leaders’ Summit

on Thursday, 14 February 2019.

Marianela Nunez - Reform Leaders' Summit

If it is true that “your vocation in life is where your greatest joy meets the world's greatest need,” Marianela Nuñez has found that vocation in the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey. Nuñez, an exuberant woman who emigrated from the Dominican Republic, directs the diocesan Latino Enrollment Initiative where she connects Latino families with Catholic schools. In this role, Nuñez is able to utilize so many of her gifts and skills: her communication background, natural affability, and love for her community and culture. Because Nuñez does such excellent work building the Latino community among South Jersey Catholic schools, she was nominated to attend the Reform Leaders’ Summit to broaden her understanding of educational choice in the United States.

The Grace of a Story Well-Told

on Monday, 11 February 2019.

By: Brian Scully - ACE 22, Biloxi

Grace of a Story Well-Told

Why does Christ so often talk in stories?

You could likely recite them given their opening lines alone: “A sower went to sow some seed…”; “There was a father who had two sons…”; “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector…” It seems every time someone asked a tough question, Jesus had a great story ready to tell.

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