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Adriana Smith

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“The quality of mercy is not strain’d, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:” -William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice On Divine Mercy Sunday, as “gentle rain from heaven” did indeed drop “upon the place beneath” and...
“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” ― Robert Frost “It’s so fun and uplifting to come together and laugh,” commented Zofia Joynt ’22 after the spring Coffee House.  On a Friday night, students gathered for this event, which truly reflects the spirit of the school.  With a mixture of acts ranging from the...
Gathering on Thursday night for a Lenten Lecture, Northeast Catholic College students enjoyed a talk given by Rev. Fr. Volney DeRosia to help begin this year’s Lenten season.  During the talk, Fr. DeRosia called on students to enter the desert willingly through fasting, almsgiving, and prayer. Delving into the topics of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer,...
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” ― St. Catherine of Siena On Monday evening, students gathered together for a night of Mercy and Mary.  Last semester, Mercy and Mary hosted two of Fr. Michael Gaitley’s programs including The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, and 33 Days to...
“True love is choosing life.” – Thomas Hogan ‘22 Countering the culture of death and promoting the culture of life, a band of Northeast Catholic College students gathers once a week to pray outside abortion clinics for an end to abortion.  Sacrificing sleep and braving cold mornings, this band of students convenes in front of...
As part of their course in “Comparative Cultures,” the senior class visited Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.  With their tutor, Dr. Eric Buck, they explored the art of some of the cultures they had studied through their close reading and discussion of non-western texts.  As some of the seniors later expressed, this trip provided a concrete...
“Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.”  ― St. Thomas Aquinas On Friday night, February 22, Dr. Daniel Offsay presented a talk on the “Fundamentals of Christian Formation According to Saint...
On February 15, a group of students departed from Northeast Catholic College and traveled down to Stockbridge, Massachusetts to spend a weekend with the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy and Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC.  While they were there, the students were privileged to join the missionaries for both prayer and fun.  In addition, many of...
“We must be familiar with our own mythology, not only to understand our ancestors, but also to understand ourselves. Of course, for a contemporary person not familiar with mythology, just being told to read myths will not necessarily convince them of why it is important. They must encounter their living power through experience; they must...
Saint Mother Theresa remarked that “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” On February 9, 2019, members of the Northeast Catholic College choir recalled this quotation when they traveled two and a half hours to sing for the Little Sisters of the Poor’s annual Rock-a-thon...
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