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Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 4:15 PM

Subject: AHC All-School Retreat


Dear Parents:

Wednesday, April 5, is the annual All School Retreat. This yearís theme is: And God saw that it was very, very Good: God and the Universe tell our Evolutionary Story.  Our hope for the day is to celebrate the divine creativity and illuminate both the transcendence and the immanence of God.  We have worked in conjunction with several academic departments to help students perceive the amazing relationship they each have with God, the Universe, and each other. 

Students, faculty, and staff will participate in a day of faith-filled activities and workshops centered on eco-spirituality and environmental issues. Titles include Earth, Our Healer; Human Goodness and Godís Creation; A Franciscan View of Creation; Qigong; Connected to Christ; Making Creation Stories; Nature - Godís Artwork; Greening Your Home; Eco-Shopping; Ecological Dilemmas; Native American Stories of Creation; and Water, Sacred and Profaned.

The day concludes with the celebration of the Sacrament of the Eucharist with Msgr. Ray East. Our Keynote Speaker is Jennifer Morgan, educator, author, storyteller, and environmental advocate.  In addition to environmental studies, Ms. Morgan has a degree in theology from the University of San Francisco and has written several award-winning childrenís books.   

I am grateful to our Campus Ministers and the entire All-School Retreat Committee (students, teachers, and staff) for coordinating the unique educational experience this year and for the past seven years.  I hope you will take the opportunity to discuss this faith-filled experience with your daughters. Join me in praying for the success of this special day at Holy Cross.God bless you all for your support of Holy Cross in so many ways.

Sister Katherine Kase CSC

Head of School/CEO