by Patrick Macy It’s our first High Sierra morning in Yosemite National Park, where this year’s Nature Camp Expedition is taking place, and all is blue sky and sunshine, deep green trees and gray granite. From our group campsite at Wawona in southern Yosemite National Park, it’s a two-hour drive to our destination […]
Good Tidings of Great Joy
Good Tidings of Great Joy by Patrick Macy Is your heart radiating joy? Or do you find yourself now, just days before our celebration of Christ’s Nativity, caught up in the bustle of last minute shopping and planning, too busy to give thought to what the feast is really all about, and more than anything […]
The World Beyond the Norm
by Patrick Macy Ever wonder what is normal? In our culture today, students participating in the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom during the school day would not be considered normal. Students reading aloud pre-20th century poetry while having high tea in formal attire would not be considered normal. Students learning about the ancient origins […]
Why “Living Treasures”?
by Patrick Macy Every school newsletter needs a compelling title. It was obvious to us that St. Lawrence Academy’s had to be more than simply The St. Lawrence Academy Newsletter. Of course, as teachers, we know that answers come through questions. What can be said in a few words that will present a picture of […]