President’s Pen: January 2014

There are heroes among us.  Humble, hardworking, quiet heroes of faith who inspire and support our students in ways we will never know. Often in ways they themselves will never know. These heroes are the parents and guardians of our students and their heroism is derived from an abiding hope.  All of us who are parents (or take on the … Read More

President’s Pen: December 2013

One of our alumni will be graduating Boston College in 2014.  He just informed us of his acceptance into Teach-For-America.  He will be teaching in a challenging neighborhood in Milwaukee next school year. Another alumna attending Alleghany College was awarded a special grant to do environmental impact research in the Jungles of Peru over the summer. Yet another alumna in … Read More

President’s Pen: October 2013

As president of Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, I have a problem. Since the beginning of this school year in August, we have been on lock down FOUR times – all unrelated but all due to gun violence in our community.  But that’s not my problem, that’s OUR problem.  That’s society’s problem. Three weeks ago, our counselors came to … Read More

President’s Pen: May 2013

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”  In the Catholic calendar, May ends with the Feast of the Visitation as Mary visits her sister Elizabeth and utters the Magnificat or Song of Mary.  So many good things have been happening here at Cristo Rey St. Martin this month that I keep returning to Mary’s … Read More

March Campus Ministry News: CRSM Students Experience Hunger…Spiritual & Physical

“We don’t even realize how other peoples’ lives are, until we’re in that situation.” Daniel Alvarez, Freshman On Wednesday, March 13, students and staff had the chance to participate in the second annual CRSM Lenten hunger banquet. The hunger banquet is a role-playing activity, a metaphor that helps participants to understand hunger and food insecurity through a “taste” of personal experience. … Read More