By Dave Luecking | firstname.lastname@example.org | twitter: @legacyCatholic
Our Lady of the Pillar holds a prominent spot in Marianist history, inspiring Father William Joseph Chaminade to found the order 200 years ago.
While in Saragossa, Spain, in the early 1800s, French Father Chaminade prayed daily at Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, which displays the small wooden statue depicting the Marian apparition, on a pillar, given to the apostle James the Greater in 40 A.D. Many sources record it as the first Marian apparition in history.
Quality hasn't been an issue for John F. Kennedy Catholic High School; its programs, teachers and, most of all, students are first rate. Quantity is another story, though, calling into question quality over the long haul.
After much discernment, Kennedy Catholic will close at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.
High School Nights give sixth- through eighth-grade students and their parents a chance to learn about St. Louis-area Catholic high schools. Representatives from the high schools will give presentations about programs and policies at their schools, during High School Nights, which start Tuesday at Ursuline Academy and continue through Oct. 11
Here's a list of High School Nights, which all start promptly at 7 p.m., and the schools to be represented.
The history of formal Catholic education in the Archdiocese of St. Louis dates to 1818. Bishop Louis DuBourg of the Louisiana Territory established a seminary in Perryville and the first Catholic school in St. Louis. He invited the Religious of the Sacred Heart, the Vincentians and the Jesuits to become a part of this community.
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Carrying an oversized jar half full of donated cash, Chaminade College Preparatory's John Yeager was happy to be socializing at a school event and simultaneously raising money to help people in need of support
Six Chaminade students volunteered with six students from St. Louis University High School to collect money for flood victims in Louisiana and earthquake victims in Italy. The big crowd at Chaminade's first home football game of the season generously contributed $1,340.