The Truth of the Catholic Church

By John Wagner, 9th Grade   “Did Jesus Christ deliberately found a visibly organized church?” Jesus Christ certainly founded a visibly organized church, the Catholic Church. Christ shows his care in the future of his mystical body, the Church, by choosing the men who would be faithful followers and do His will. Jesus chose Peter, the […]

March for Life 2016: Battle against More Than One Foe

By Karol Jones At the March for Life in 2016, the Academy students and staff were able to test their mettle against more than one of the enemies of God. The impending blizzard of January 22nd, which caused so much havoc before and after the march, could have been an act from the devil. The […]

Celebrating 20 Years of the Academy

First Responders Open House and Alumni Dinner by 11th Grade On Saturday, September 19, 2015, the St. Louis de Montfort Academy held an open house to honor the local first responders.  These men put their lives on the line daily for the public’s safety.  Among the distinguished guests were members of the Herndon Volunteer Fire […]

The Power of Prayer

by An (Andrew) K. Tran,  10th Grade In today’s world, Christians in the Middle East are suffering fierce attacks from Islamic terrorists. They pray and cry to God daily to assist them in defeating the Crescent and triumphing with the Cross. As a result, all Christians throughout the world pray for them daily. There is a […]

Battle of Clontarf, Irish at War

by Augustine Long 10th grade It was the year of Our Lord 1014. And after eight long happy years of peace and prosperity, High King of Ireland Brian Boru, was threatened by an old enemy. This foe, King Maelmorra of Leinster, a restless and envious man, stirred up the Irish Danes to rebel against the […]

Why “Like”?

by Marc Gagnier 10th grade In our modern day and age, proper language and culture have tended to decline or even become obsolete. Texting, e-mail, and other types of social networking have replaced formal language and mechanics. Now, it has become customary to use slang, acronyms and, in general, poor English. One of the most […]

True Conservative Gentlemen

by Melvin Siebenmorgen 11th grade As everyone realizes, the liberal media can’t really be trusted. Yet, what about the conservative media? And do conservative organizations such as CPAC (Conservative Political Action Committee) really portray accurately the morals, values and political positions of Catholics and conservatives? Sadly, the answer is a blatant and resounding “no. ” […]

St. Aloysius Gonzaga, a Good Role Model for Students      

St. Aloysius Gonzaga is a good role model for all students. From early childhood, St. Aloysius always said both his morning and night prayers. At four years of age, his father sent him to be with his friend’s soldiers. While with the soldiers, St. Aloysius picked up some vulgar language common among them. When his […]

Considerations on the Words of Our Patron St. Louis de Montfort

By Evan Olwell 12th grade      St. Louis de Montfort encouraged a group of Catholics 300 years ago who called themselves, “The Friends of the Cross.” These Catholics courageously opposed the laxity and heresy of their time. They were composed of lay people who had a desire to live for something greater than themselves. They […]

The True Spirit of Heroism

Mst. Marc Gagnier, 9th Grade The real meaning of heroism is misunderstood today. Many people these days, when thinking about a “hero” imagine some movie celebrity or rock-star. However, those are examples of fake heroism. A hero in the true sense is one who practices heroic virtue for God. In our day and age, the […]