Faculty and students following mass at St. Edward’s

Friends,

At Cardinal Newman Academy, our teachers consciously strive to give our students the tools and skills they need to realize their full potential as human beings. This mission permeates everything we do. In fact, as a young, small school, it is one of our greatest strengths.

One of the ways we do this is through Enrichment, a unique feature of our school and one of the first things that attracted me to Cardinal Newman Academy. Briefly, the Enrichment Program sets aside 30 minutes from each day for the cultivation of our interior life – faculty and students alike. We live in a distracting and noisy world. The wisdom of the saints tells us to seek quiet, for it is in the gentle breeze that we find God and discover His will for our lives. Noise distracts us from self-reflection, which is necessary to live a fully human life and to attain our ultimate end: Heaven. So, amidst the rigors of Chemistry, Geometry, History and more, we pause each day.

Father Tochi Iwuji, Parochial Vicar at St. Bridget’s, recently joined us to offer a spiritual reflection

Another benefit is that this communal time for prayer allows us to lift each other up and enriches our school family. Most importantly, this time allows us all to grow closer to Christ. Every Tuesday, our Enrichment period takes us to St. Edward the Confessor for weekly mass. We are blessed to be able to join our neighbors at St. Edward’s and St. Edward-Epiphany School.

Together, our faculty and students learn, grow, and pray together. Through this time together, and the relationships it helps foster, our students receive a one-of-a-kind formation that prepares them for life.

Pax Christi,

Stephen M. Fitzpatrick

Stephen M. Fitzpatrick

Head of School, Cardinal Newman Academy

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