Sunday, January 31, 2016

Catholic Schools Week - Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service

As we celebrate Catholic School Week we wish to congratulate our students our faculty, staff, the Board, Administration, the Sisters of the Resurrection, our parents, alumnae and all who support  Resurrection College Prep High School!  Each of you help to make Resurrection strong in Faith, excel in Knowledge and  Serve with generosity.

May God in his goodness bless each of you and may he continue to guide and enlighten us in our common mission and commitment to the young women we serve and their future roles in transforming the world of tomorrow.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

To Teach Is to Touch a Life Forever

One of the best things I love about administration is having the opportunity to hear the wonderful comments and see the beautiful "thank you" notes and reflections of grateful alumnae.  Teachers have to feel absolutely wonderful knowing that the work they do for one or two semesters does not end there but grows in the hearts and minds of the students throughout their lives.

Over the Christmas break I received a beautiful e-mail from a 2014 graduate.  I would like to share part of that e-mail as it reflects the pride I hear expressed by so many Resurrection Alumnae:

I feel blessed to have had so many dedicated teachers, like Noreen Maluchnik, who have all contributed to my success in college.  For example, my first Rhetoric class in college was a breeze thanks to the English department's enforcement of the annual research paper requirement in particular.

Although, at the time, this assignment seemed like the end of the world, it was one of the most beneficial assignments of my high school career.  This became evident to me when I realized that some of my U of I classmates did not even know what a thesis was before coming to college.

Another unique aspect of Resurrection is the Practicum program.  If it were not for this program, I would probably still be undecided on a major.  During my time at Res, I job shadowed a Social Worker.  My major is now Social Work...   Emily Lalich


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Congratulations to the Sisters of the Resurrection

Today is the 125th Anniversary 
of the Founding of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection.  As the Church was celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany, Blessed Celine and her daughter, Mother Hedwig were promising their lives to God.  As the Church remembered the 3 Gifts of the Magi (Gold, Frankincence, and Myrrh), Blessed Celine and her daughter were pronouncing their 3 Vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience.

May the Star of God's love continue to guide all of us!
Chapel in the Motherhouse in Rome

Motherhouse in Rome

Motherhouse in Rome