When a Strong Community Becomes a Second Family

With tears streaming down his cheeks, my fourth grade son, Peter, stood slumped before me and fiercely whispered, “But Mom, you don’t understand. This place really is like a second home to me!” It was the last day of school, and my fourth grader was struggling to say goodbye to the Holy Rosary campus of Stella Maris Academy.

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'God’s Little Flower': Remembering Our Beginning

In the midst of the fun and chaos, one group of girls sit to the side of the playground, admiring a small garden with beautiful, bright yellow flowers.

The sign by the garden reads “2nd Grade First Communion Garden. Dedicated to Sister Samuella. Re-established 2011”. Hidden beneath the garden’s worn sign and pretty flowers is a rich history.

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