The Harkness Method

September 5, 2019

Every once in a while I receive a marvelous email offering the Academy a “treasure.” These treasures come in many different forms—the one I write about today was an inquiry as to whether the Academy would be able to use a very large conference table. My response was a pretty near immediate “YES! Thank you.” Now the only challenge was to get it up to the Theology classroom in Regis Hall!


Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

August 15, 2019

I hope you have had a summer break that offered moments of true joy, time for restorative rest and opportunity to connect with the Spirit dwelling within. Each of these will fuel you on the next leg of our journey together.

I have given much throughout this summer about that journey–our shared journey. I will admit to having a NASA geek side that comes out periodically–and well let me say, the NASA freak flag was out of my storage unit and flying well above the hedge this entire summer as the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing was recounted and celebrated.


A Busy Summer on Campus

July 31, 2019

There is a shared sentiment of disbelief around town and around campus as the question of “Where did the summer go?” is pondered. While it may have passed quickly, I hope that the summer break offered moments of true joy, time for restorative rest and opportunity to connect with the Spirit dwelling within.  Each of these will fuel us on the next leg of our shared journey.


Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart!

June 28, 2019

Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart! On this day, around the globe, Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) renew their religious vows while educators of the Sacred Heart reaffirm their commitment to educate to the values articulated in the Goals and Criteria. Today is a day for all of us connected to the mission and vision of Saint Madeleine Sophie to pause in gratitude for the love poured out to us through the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


Showering of Gratitude and Love

May 16, 2019

Today Mrs. Renken and I had the opportunity to conduct an ‘exit’ interview with the members of the Eighth Class. These students, soon to be our newest alumni, offered rich reflections on their Academy experiences. They shared observations that included what they most valued about their time here as well as valuable insight into areas and opportunities for our growth and enrichment.