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The Recovery & Renewal of the Liberal Arts of Language

The Recovery & Renewal of the Liberal Arts of Language

The liberal arts allow us the freedom to become more fully human by sharing as fully as possible in that which makes us distinct, and the freedom to flourish through the reality of our nature, our humanity, and, yes, perhaps even our divinity… Why My...

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Real Knowledge, Hard Work, True Friendship, and the Faith

Real Knowledge, Hard Work, True Friendship, and the Faith

The following speech was given by Emma Lopez, a non-Catholic graduate of St. Augustine Academy, Ventura. Good afternoon and welcome teachers, graduates, parents, families, and friends to Saint Augustine Academy. What makes St. Augustine’s so unique is that...

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Allow Learning and Discovery to Transform Us

Allow Learning and Discovery to Transform Us

Valedictorian Liliane G. Watkins reflects on Romans 12:2 ("Do not be conformed to the world") in the light of her experience at St. Thomas More Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina. Thank You I would like to begin by thanking Mr. Luddy, our great benefactor...

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The March for Life, 2017

The March for Life, 2017

On a breezy and cold Washington, DC day, I, and many thousands of others, took to the streets of the Capital city to stand up for the dignity of human life. Each year, I marvel at the crowd’s joyful and friendly nature. Where else can you find a protest...

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