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St Francis Xavier: a saint worth celebrating

Chloe Ann Porter, Writer

December 5, 2016

St. Francis Xavier was a holy man who lived from 1506 to 1552. He spent his life in Navarre, present day Spain, after he was born in Xavier Castle to a prominent family. According to Catholic Online, Francis went to the University of Paris and his roommate Peter Favre, influenced by St. Ignatius of L...

Mother Teresa: an inside story

Mother Teresa: an inside story

Elie Carlos, Writer

November 14, 2016

For two weeks, the Xavier community watched a film called Mother Teresa for ten minutes everyday at the end of lunch, inspiring students and teachers alike. On Monday, Nov. 7th, students all packed into the Performing Arts Center to meet one of the producers responsible for making this film, Jea...

Veterans Day: Interview with Captain Chris Siegle

Chloe Ann Porter, Writer

November 11, 2016

Veterans Day is an annual holiday that is celebrated on Nov. 11th. According to history.com, it was originally called Armistice day, signifying the end of World War I. In 1926, Congress decided that Nov. 11th would be a day remembering all veterans. The holiday became recognized as a national holida...

Mother Mary Frances Clarke

November 1, 2016

This short introduces Mother Mary Frances Clarke, the foundress of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On Oct. 4 we celebrate her life and the impact the BVMs have had on many generations.

October: Month of the Rosary

October: Month of the Rosary

Chloe Ann Porter, Writer

October 27, 2016

During the month of October, Catholics celebrate the Rosary as a form of devotion to the Virgin Mary. In Latin, Rosary means “crown of roses.” The Rosary is composed of a series of Hail Marys, Our Fathers and Glory Bes. Some Catholics pray 150 Hail Marys as a substitute for reading the Psalms. There a...

Faith in the Classroom

Faith in the Classroom

Grace Fioriti, Writer

October 10, 2016

One of Xavier's primary focuses is to form women who are committed to God and who use religious principles to better the world around them. Xavier does this by meticulously and constantly incorporating faith into classes and school activities. The biggest examples of this integration are the theology classe...

Clubs that promote “Women of faith pursuing excellence”

Students from Xavier's Right to Life Club at a 2016 pro-life rally.

Sydney Missigman, Editor of Faith in Action

October 6, 2016

With over 80 clubs and activities at Xavier, one is destined to find at least a few that interest them. Focused around Xavier’s mission statement of, “Women of faith pursuing excellence,” there are many clubs that allow students to express their faith and serve the community. A few of these clubs...

Rosh Hashanah: the beginning of a new year

Sukhmani Singh, Writer

October 3, 2016

The evening of Oct. 2, 2016 marks the New Year on the Jewish calendar. Rosh Hashanah, which translates to “head of the year,” commemorates the beginning of the world and creation of humanity. It is a two-day long celebration filled with food, music, and faith. Senior Zoe Kroot said, “It's all abo...

Xavier’s Annual Gift Retreat: An Exciting Spiritual Journey

Xavier's Annual Gift Retreat: An Exciting Spiritual Journey

Amber Godbehere, Writer

September 20, 2016

Two weekends ago, 16 students took advantage of the opportunity to participate in the Xavier Gift Retreat. It was a wonderful weekend full of games, prayer and adventure. The gators stayed at the United Christian Youth Camp in Prescott, Arizona. The retreat began Friday evening, as the girls travelled ...

Senior prayer day

Tori Tanigawa, Media Editor

September 20, 2016

  On Sept. 9, the class of 2017 arrived at Mount Claret for their first of two senior prayer days. It began with a prayer led by Father Kevin and an ice breaker. Then guest speaker Elizabeth Bayardi talked about her grandfather’s conversion, and the importance of being a Catholic woman. A...

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