Monthly Archives: November 2021

TMLA Students Study the Realty of Hunger and Poverty

TMLA Sophomore Service, Learning and Leadership students participated in an on-campus retreat, led by SLL Homeroom Advisor Mrs. Josephine Russo. In addition to discussions of the realities of hunger and poverty, the students also explored the greater impact that these experiences can have on individuals and families. After school, a group of seven SLL students and Ms. Ellie Siwicki, SLL

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SHA Senior Publishes Research Article

Congratulations to SHA senior Cayla Midy whose article, “American Blacks: The Power of Representation,” has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal of the New York Computational Sciences and Engineering Fair! The NY-CSEF, hosted and managed by Yale, Harvard, Columbia and other schools’ faculties and alumni, seeks innovative scholarly research projects for presentations and online publications. Cayla surveyed Long

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November 30

Reflection Advent is a time when we renew our hope that through living the message of Jesus change is possible. It is a time when we deepen our commitment to the meaning of his life and words. We are not waiting for someone to come. We know he was already born and that he taught a new vision of living,

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November 29

Anniversary of Dorothy Day Reflection A writer, editor and social reformer, Dorothy Day was born, in New York City on November 8, 1897. She was a radical during her time, working for such social causes as pacifism and women’s suffrage. Arrested several times for her involvement in protests, she even went on a hunger strike after being jailed for protesting

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November 28

First Sunday of Advent Reflection Advent engages us in the mystery of the visible and invisible. It is a time to become aware, to be receptive to the touch of the Spirit. It encourages the belief that our humanity can be made godlike and God can be expressed through what is human. Advent provides a vision of a creation that

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November 27

Reflection Jesus expressed symbolically what he saw and how he understood the tender mercy and creative and all-embracing Divine-Unfolding that could not otherwise be expressed in finite words. Language and symbols as Jesus used them were meant not for the intellect and mind, but, primarily to transform our hearts and to deepen our relation with one another. Jesus was a

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November 26

Reflection As you prepare for the holiday season, do you long to reconnect with the holiness that is the root of the word “holidays”? Does it strike you as odd that people are programmed to rush to stores at ungodly hours to buy some item that has been specially priced and hyped as indispensable? This is the season when the

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November 25

  Thanksgiving Day Reflection “Gratitude is the memory of the heart”. It is the awareness that having come into this world with nothing, we have received everything. It is having eyes open to see the love of the family into which we were born and of the friends we have made. Gratitude enables us to live in wonder at the

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SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH MAKE $2M DONATION TO NEW YORK ALL-GIRLS HIGH SCHOOLS

With every ring of the class bell, the girls at Fontbonne Hall Academy are one step closer to their futures. That means something different to all of them, but sophomore Anaya Qayyum knows her dreams of becoming an oncologist wouldn’t be possible without her scholarship. “When I found out, my parents were so excited to be able to further my

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November 24

United Nations Official Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Reflection Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread human rights violations in our world today and remains largely unreported due to the stigma and shame surrounding it. According to the United Nations, 35% of women and girls globally experience some form

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