When I think of faith at FSHA, I think of laughing

Specifically laughing, Loudly with my friends during the skits that accompanied the homilies at every school Mass, Unexpectedly when I found myself feeling so peaceful and relieved while shedding sincere and much needed tears with my small group on Junior Retreat, And frequently with Mr. D’mello, before, after and/or during World Religions class (and still … Read more…

Exploring Italy Through Dominican Eyes

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…

Women in Islam: Student Seeks Spiritual Journey with Courage

Islam. Noun. The religious faith of Muslims, based on worlds and the religious system founded by the Prophet Muhammad and taught by the Qur’an; the basic principle of which is absolute submission to a unique and personal god, Allah. The definition of Islam today is completely different then what is actually known, as people associate … Read more…