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Photo by David Espinoza (â€˜14)
Dash for Flash â€“ The annual Turkey Trot Race along North Park neighborhood streets is a highly anticipated tradition at the school and it also marks the beginning of the holiday season. Each year, Saintsmen push creativity to new limits as new elements to the race are tacked on such as original costuming and a new â€œwheelsâ€? division. For more on this magical mayhem, please see Page 5.
1RYHPEHU%HFRPHV 1R6KDYH=RQH One studentâ€™s not-so-hair-brained idea grows LQWRDVFKRROZLGHOHDGHUVKLSH[HUFLVH By John White (Parent, â€™11, â€™13)
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Dear Parents and Friends
Friendship is a Gift
riendship is a great gift, and a truly supportive friend is a rare treasure. In all-boys schools, where boys are not competing with one another for the attention of girls, strong bonds of friendship grow and thrive. Many of the friendships the boys at Saints develop will indeed last a lifetime and what they learn about being a good and reliable friend will enrich their lives. 5HĂ HFWLQJRQRXUDQQXDOWKHPH&DULWDVLW Principal James Horne is important to see the choice of good friends and the formation of trusting and caring relationships among young men as an attainment of our goal. Making friends is an achievement. And as a ER\WUDYHOVWKHDGROHVFHQWURDGWRPDQKRRGĂ€QGLQJUHODWLRQVKLSVWKDW RIIHUSRVLWLYHDIĂ€UPDWLRQLVDEOHVVLQJWKDWFDQVWUHQJWKHQKLV&DWKROLF &KULVWLDQIRUPDWLRQ ,QWKLV&KULVWPDVVHDVRQEHPLQGIXOWKDWWKHJUHDWHVWÂ´JLIWVÂľZHUHceive are the people that surround us. These gifts of friendship deepen WKHÂ´6DLQWV([SHULHQFHÂľDQGKHOSEULQJWRWKHIRUHIURQWWKH&KULVWWKDW resides in each of us. As such we should encourage Saintsmen to be a gift to and live joyfully with one another by developing the qualities of love, loyalty, trust, dependability, laughter and compassion. 0HUU\&KULVWPDVDQG+DSS\1HZ<HDU <RXUVLQWKH6SLULWRI&DWKROLF(GXFDWLRQ
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Christmas Prayer By Fr. Gary Sanders, O.S.A. (â€™67)
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6DLQWVLVD%OHVVHG&RPPXQLW\%DVHGRQ +RSHDQG)DLWKLQWKH)XWXUH By Edwin Hearn, President, St. Augustine High School Dear Parents and all those who support the Mission of Saints, 'XULQJWKLVKRSHIXOWLPHRIJUHDWH[SHFWDWLRQDQGUHĂ HFWLRQLWLV LPSRUWDQWWRPDNHWLPHWRSUHSDUHIRUWKHFRPLQJRIWKH&KULVW&KLOG DVZHOODVWRDFNQRZOHGJHDQGDZDLW&KULVWÂˇVVHFRQGFRPLQJ7KLV is a time to be grateful for the many gifts God has bestowed on our families this past year. ,QWKLVWKHWK\HDURI6W$XJXVWLQH+LJK6FKRROZHORRNEDFN Edwin J. Hearn, Jr. and see Godâ€™s work through the efforts of the Augustinians and lay people in fortifying young men for their lifeâ€™s journey. At every juncture in the road, we see Godâ€™s grace at work in building a greater Saints. Whether in support of our teams, school events, alumni reunions, in forming business relationships, ZHVHHWKHSRZHURIWUXVWZRUNLQJWKURXJKXVLQEXLOGLQJDJUHDWHUFRPPXQLW\+XPDQV cannot live without hope. Given the ability to think about the future and to fear our ability to shape it, is a unique characteristic of our being. We are constantly in search of meaning that shapes a more hopeful future. ,QKLVERRN0DQÂˇV6HDUFKIRU0HDQLQJ9LNWRU)UDQNODUJXHVWKDWÂ´ZHFDQQRWDYRLG suffering, but we can choose how to cope with it and move forward with renewed purpose DQGKRSHIRUDEHWWHUIXWXUHÂľ(DFKRIXVQHHGVPHDQLQJLQRXUOLYHVLQRUGHUWRPRYH forward. Whatever our individual meaning, it is the primary and powerful force that helps us not to surrender to loss and despair.
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Holiday Hours Halo Joeâ€™s
Halo Joeâ€™s, Saints exclusive on-campus sports gear shop will be holding its annual Christmas Sale on the following days as part of Christmas on 33rd Street.
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ate last month was that time of year when Saintsmen lace â€˜em up and give it the old pre-college effort. orget that it LVDUHTXLUHGDFWLYLW\RIDOOVWXGHQWVHQUROOHGLQ3(1R this thing breathes life entirely on its own. Students, faculty, alumni and friends of Saints come a show support the the Turkey 7URWRQHRIWKHPRVWSRSXODU$6%VSRQVRUHGHYHQWV1RRWKHU H[SHULHQFHRQRUDURXQGFDPSXVFDQPXVWHUVXFKZLGHUDQJLQJ HPRWLRQVDV6W$XJXVWLQHÂ·VDQQXDO7RXUGH1RUWK3DUN As in so many prior years, the Turkey Trot heralded the start of the holiday season on campus. This year, students added a Â´ZKHHOVGLYLVLRQÂµDQGIDUPRUHUDQLQFRVWXPH Goodies for this yearâ€™s entrants included a long sleeve t-shirt RQO\WKHÃ€UVWRQOLQHUHJLVWUDWLRQV DFKLFNHQSRWSLHD UHIUHVKLQJVSRUWVGULQNDWWKHÃ€QLVKDUXQQHUÂ·VWDJDQGWKHZHOO earned participation turkey patch or feather patch (to be worn on OHWWHUPDQÂ·VMDFNHW Tradition was upheld and Saintsmen earned their primary turkey patch embellished with three more battle feathers over their FDUHHUDW6DLQWV,WLVZHOONQRZQWKDW0U-RKQ2Â·%HLUQH$VVW 3ULQFLSDO6WXGHQW$IIDLUV KDVDIHZPRUHIHDWKHUVWKDQ6DLQWV &RDFK-DVRQ$OFRVHUDQGKHKDVPRVWO\GRPLQDWHGWKHLUIULHQGO\ ULYDOU\EXW&RDFK$OFRVHUUXQVWKHUDFHWRLQVSLUHDOOWKHELJPHQ RXWWKHUHRQWKLVGHPDQGLQJHIIRUW+PPP)HZHUIDFXOW\ participated this year, but thatâ€™s another story. The grueling course takes runners off campus and quickly H[SRVHVRQHÂ·VSK\VLFDODQGHPRWLRQDOOLPLWVDVWKH\WDNHRQWKH DUGXRXVDQGRIWHQJUXPEOHGDERXWÂ´-XQLSHU6WUHHW'LSÂµ2QFH
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