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Advent Traditions for Catholic Families

  Advent, the prayerful and penitential liturgical season leading up to Christmas, offers so much to enjoy with our families. While the world has already professed Christmas is here, as Catholics, we try to observe Advent and keep to traditions that focus on salvation history from Creation through the Incarnation of Jesus. Familiar Advent traditions include placing wreaths and candles, special prayers each evening at dinner, and celebrating feasts that fall during Advent. There are many ways to observe Advent. Below are ideas you can try together as a family. Attend Mass Attending Mass allows us to grow closer to Jesus [...]

Advent Traditions for Catholic Families2022-11-22T12:21:43-05:00

Preparing for Christmas By Observing a Holy Advent

Advent at RAA Advent is traditionally a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving and is sometimes called "little Lent". As we prepare our hearts and homes for the coming of Christ at Christmas, Regina Angelorum Academy (RAA) also prepares intentionally by praying different prayers during Forum and saying the St. Andrew Novena together beginning November 30. In this post, we share ways that RAA faculty and students will observe Advent. To learn ways you and your family can prepare together during this time of great anticipation, read our blog post about Advent Traditions for Catholic Families. Morning Prayer During Forum: Sing [...]

Preparing for Christmas By Observing a Holy Advent2022-11-22T11:34:48-05:00

That Catholic Roots of Halloween

All Hallows’ Eve: The Catholic Roots of Halloween Americans aren’t used to thinking of Halloween as a religious holiday. With all the horror movies, the skulls and gory figurines on peoples’ lawns and the – well, spookiness – the Catholic roots of Halloween now generally lie six feet under people’s minds. This is precisely why it’s time to dig up these roots. As many know, Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is a shortened version of “All Hallows’ Eve”. As such, it is the vigil or “eve” of the Solemnity of All Saints Day (or Feast of All Hallows) on November 1. Just as [...]

That Catholic Roots of Halloween2022-10-31T11:49:54-04:00

The Feast of the Holy Rosary

October is one of two Marian Months dedicated by the Catholic Church to Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary. The year was 1571.  The Catholic Church and Christianity faced a growing threat from Muslim conquerors who were on the march from the Middle East.  For some time, the Ottoman Empire was aggressively expanding its territory, seizing Christian communities, killing those who would not reject the Catholic Faith.  In 1570, the Ottomans laid siege to a Venetian colony on the isle of Cyprus.  Outnumbered, the Venetians surrendered on the condition that they would be allowed to evacuate and return home.  But the [...]

The Feast of the Holy Rosary2022-10-21T13:22:22-04:00

Cardinal Mueller Celebrates the Regina Academies

On Sunday October 9th, 2022, The Regina Academies hosted Gerhard Cardinal Mueller for a reception at Ivy Hall in Philadelphia.  Cardinal Mueller, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was in Philadelphia for a symposium hosted by The Neumann Forum.  This provided the perfect opportunity for the Regina Academies to host the Cardinal during a small reception and cocktail party. Approximately sixty guests representing Regina Luminis, Regina Coeli, Regina Angelorum and Regina Academy at St. John the Baptist schools gathered at Ivy Hall.  Guests included members of each schools’ boards of directors, administration, faculty, and donors.  Cardinal [...]

Cardinal Mueller Celebrates the Regina Academies2022-10-21T10:05:19-04:00

The Catholic School Advantage

Every child is uniquely different and has their own strengths and challenges.---We love that about our students because that’s what makes our school community at SCHOOLS NAME so diverse, the way God beautifully designed it. However, there are certain skills that prepare our students well for high school and beyond. Here are a few us Catholic educators are proud to nurture and develop in our students. 1.   They take direction well Small class sizes allows for more one on one attention and small group instruction. This gives more opportunity for students to receive specific directions and the attention and feedback they [...]

The Catholic School Advantage2022-09-23T17:28:38-04:00

Celebrating St. John Baptist de La Salle

Regina Angelorum Academy, a Catholic School in Ardmore, PA, celebrates Saint John Baptist de La Salle as he is the patron saint of all those who work in education. His commitment to excellence in Catholic education and to exceptional teaching is well aligned with the mission of RAA, including the Classical Curriculum it offers. The Catholic Church celebrates St. John Baptist de La Salle’s feast day on April 7th, however many people honor and celebrate him on May 15th which is known as Founder’s Day as he is also the founder of Brothers of Christian Schools. “John Baptist de La Salle [...]

Celebrating St. John Baptist de La Salle2022-09-23T17:24:29-04:00
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