Principal's Blog

January 13, 2020

This week, our faith community celebrated the blessed feast of the Epiphany. This day honors the journey of the Three Wise Men - Casper, Melchior and Balthazar - as they followed the great star which led them to the manager of our Lord. This special feast also celebrat...

January 4, 2020

There is something magical about the holiday season. Following Advent, the Christmas season arrives amid world-wide celebration. And on the day of our Lord’s nativity, we celebrate the profound love that God holds for each of us. Over two thousand years ago as the King...

December 30, 2019

When I am asked what sets Catholic education apart from that of other academic communities – either public or private – my reply is grounded by the driving goal of our school. To this point, St. Agnes aims to form disciples of Jesus; to raise up lifelong learners; to t...

December 14, 2019

In 1952, the Nobel Peace Prize winner was presented to Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, theologian and doctor of medicine. Mr. Gunnar Jahn, Chairman of the Nobel Committee delivered this speech at the award ceremony: “Where thought reaches its limits, there faith begins...

December 8, 2019

As most families go, there is typically one relative whose house becomes the centerpiece for many of the holidays in which we celebrate. For my family, it is my Aunt Stella’s home in Fairmont, West Virginia. As the hometown of my father, I have spent countless Thanksgi...

December 1, 2019

The St. Agnes School program can be concisely summed up with the initials S.A.S. These three letters summarize the educational focus for our Catholic community: Spirit – Academics – Service. The first word in this maxim refers to the Spirit of our Lord. As a community,...

November 24, 2019

On November 11 of each year, our nation honors the gift of service that has been provided by the men and women of the United States military. At St. Agnes, we look at this day as a special occasion in which to celebrate a humble group of American citizens, whose selfle...

November 17, 2019

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the priestly ordination of Pope Francis, Archbishop William E. Lori has invited Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore to contribute to a special “spiritual bouquet” that the Archbishop will present to the Pope in De...

November 10, 2019

During an eight-day span at the end of October, St. Agnes School was brimming with festive joy and communal celebration. This October octet began with our annual “Monster Mash Bash”. This memorable costume party event was held on Friday, October 25 and saw our middle s...

November 4, 2019

As Christians, we know that the framework for living a life of holiness lies within the Word of our Lord. In the following passage from Galatians 5:22-23, we are provided a compendium of virtues that will guide our path toward the gift of eternal life. “The fruit of th...

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