Exploring Italy Through Dominican Eyes

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By Michele (Friese) Stephens ’83 When Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy‘s religion department announced that a trip to Italy was in the works, I immediately signed my daughter Hannah up. Now mind you, she was an incoming freshman, and I knew I would hear, “I am not going if none of my friends are going.” Sure enough, … Read more…

Catholic All-Girls Schools: How to Develop Strong Church Leaders

Ms. Ortega, teacher at Catholic All-Girls Schools

A few years ago, when Sr. Celeste Botello, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy‘s principal, interviewed me for the position of twelfth grade religion teacher, she asked me why I wanted to teach at a Catholic all-girls school. I told her that, as a product of a Catholic all girls high school, I believed in the mission of girls’ … Read more…

Father Greg Boyle Inspires Students

Marta Maynes | Inspired by Father Greg Boyle

Earlier this month we shared writing by the students in Sister Mary Therese’s freshmen religion class as they reflected on their summer reading of Father Greg Boyle’s book “Tattoos on the Heart.” We continue today with two additional students contemplating what they learned from reading about Father Greg’s life and work at Homeboy Industries, the gang intervention program based in … Read more…

Students Reflect on Tattoos on the Heart

Lauren Anastasia - Reflects on Tattoos on the Heart

Summer Reading: “Tattoos on the Heart” Over the summer, Sister Mary Therese Perez‘s freshmen religion students read “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion” by Father Greg Boyle, the founder of the gang intervention program Homeboy Industries. In class, students watched G-Dog, a documentary about Father Greg and his work, and participated in engaging discussions. Sr. … Read more…