Archive for January, 2017

Nurturing the seeds of faith, hope

Reaching back into his days as a member of The Highlands School’s inaugural sixth grade class, Father Daniel Hennessy recalled the name of a school chaplain who would ultimately change the direction of his life.

Faith, service on display at Irving school

Teaching has always been more than a job for the monks at Cistercian Preparatory School in Irving; it has been a critical part of their vocation as priests.

Sister Lois: ‘A true blessing’

Sister Lois Castillon, OSU, has a deep love for St. Angela Merici. The rich heritage of Ursuline Academy of Dallas is rooted in the vision of St. Angela, who founded the Order of St. Ursula in Brescia, Italy, in 1535.

Sharing a passion for education, service

Over the past dozen years or so, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School has seen many changes at its northwest Dallas campus. Students entering; others graduating. The retirement of a long-time principal; the passing of another one; the remodeling of some classrooms and the construction of a much-needed gymnasium thanks to numerous benefactors, particularly The Catholic Foundation and the Crystal Charity of Dallas.

Bringing faith to a new generation

Technology may have come a long way since Sister Loretta Rose Tallas professed her final vows with the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth in 1978. But as she embraces new technology, she is adamant that the fundamentals of educating students start with a prayer, not an iPad.

Answering God’s call to help inspire others

Equally quick to offer an ear-splitting smile as a stern look, Sister Sandra Helton, SSND, commands a unique mix of love and respect at Santa Clara of Assisi Catholic Academy.

Long career fueled by music, love of teaching

Sister Maureen Mueller’s classroom at the Notre Dame School of Dallas reflects the loves of her life—the Lord; the Catholic faith; children; teaching, and music.

Order carries on founder’s ministry at Jesuit

The young men of Jesuit College Preparatory School participate in the most extensive community service program among Texas high schools and one of the largest in the country. That follows in the tradition of the school’s founding order; the Jesuits provide the perspective of a life dedicated to God and service to others.

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week 2017

A number of events and activities are planned at Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Dallas in celebration of Catholic Schools Week 2016.

A servant’s heart fuels love for teaching

Sister Carol George, SSND, credits her parents for instilling in her a servant’s heart that has guided her as a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for more than half a century.