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Catholic High Celebrates the feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Today students, teachers, and faculty assembled for a very special St. Francis Day Liturgy. Catholic High is rooted in the spirit and tradition of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi, making this event especially meaningful for the school.
For today’s mass Catholic High was joined by thirteen Sisters from the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. Catholic High has continued under their sponsorship since opening its doors in 1939. During mass students had the opportunity to witness the Sisters reconfirm their vows. The Sisters then sang blessings on the Catholic High community, which was very moving to many of our students, faculty, and staff. After mass, students spent time participating in individual reflection on their favorite Saint Francis of Assisi quote.
The St. Francis Day Liturgy is one of the many liturgies and prayer services where the Catholic High community gathers to acknowledge their Franciscan values. Soon Catholic High will gather for the Grandparents’ Day Liturgy, which connects families and highlights the important role a grandparent plays in a student’s life.
Even on days with no formal liturgy, the Franciscan spirit is alive at Catholic High. It can be noticed in the warm greetings that are exchanged between faculty and students each morning, the commitment to community service, and the desire to empower one another to become the best version of themselves.
About The Catholic High School of Baltimore
The Catholic High School of Baltimore has provided a quality, college preparatory education, rooted in the Franciscan tradition for young women since 1939. Catholic High challenges young women to academic excellence, to responsible leadership, and to Christian community service. The school is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia and conveniently located in northeast Baltimore.