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  • The Joy of Camping - By Luke Noble, 11th grade One might ask why people would give up the comforts of life, such as sleeping in a soft bed in a warm room, without any disturbing night time noises, or being able to easily cook food and get water. Why would people walk several miles carrying heavy packs and sleep…Continue reading The Joy of Camping
  • Academy Pilgrimage to Philadelphia - By Daniel Slobodnik, 10th grade On Thursday, Feb. 27, the St Louis de Montfort Academy went on a pilgrimage to several churches in Philadelphia, PA. The pilgrimage was done in thanksgiving for the obtaining of a neighboring property which was turned into a residence for several of the staff. The first church that we visited…Continue reading Academy Pilgrimage to Philadelphia
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  • Fighting Blasphemy in Canada - by John Wagner, 11th grade Six students from Saint Louis de Montfort Academy journeyed to Canada to uphold the second Commandment by defending Our Lord’s most sacred Name. Leaflets with the bold title: “Only Jesus gets no respect?” were distributed to hundreds of Canadians during the trip. It started at the Ottawa March for Life…Continue reading Fighting Blasphemy in Canada
  • The Third Annual New York Walk For Life - by Gregory LaMotte, 12th grade The third annual Walk for Life in New York City took place on the 25th of March. It was a very timely event because of the abomination which had taken place two months before. As is now general knowledge, Governor Cuomo of New York signed in a bill on January…Continue reading The Third Annual New York Walk For Life
  • March for Life In Annapolis Maryland - by John Wagner, 11th grade Four academy students had the privilege to defend the unborn residents of Maryland and the rest of the U.S. by marching with the Sedes Sapientiae Institute in the Annapolis March For Life. Playing patriotic hymns to encourage all of the enthusiastic marchers around us, we walked to the courthouse. It…Continue reading March for Life In Annapolis Maryland
  • Hiking the Valley of Ice - by John S. Wagner, 11th grade On the cold morning of January twenty-second, seven intrepid climbers departed to hike up the frozen valley basin of Ricketts Glen. Prepared with ice axes, poles, ropes, and crampons, we began the journey along a stream. The muffled sound of the creek under a thick blanket of ice accompanied us…Continue reading Hiking the Valley of Ice
  • The Academy Fights for the Unborn - By Gregory Alexander Howze, 11th grade What a better way than to spend a day marching for the unborn? That is what the students of the St. Louis de Montfort Academy did on Friday, January 18, 2019. The day started with the departure from the TFP headquarters in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. The students arrived in Washington,…Continue reading The Academy Fights for the Unborn
  • An Uphill Battle - By Ross Deventer, 9th Grade It was a beautiful Sunday at the Academy. The weather was warm and sunny- a great day for an impromptu hike! Following Mass and brunch, we piled into the Academy bus and headed to the foot of our trail. As the last man jumped out, the bus rolled away, leaving us…Continue reading An Uphill Battle
  • Honoring First Responders at Kulpmont - By Brian DeForge, 9th Grade The morning of the 11th was cloudy; rain was unavoidable.  Piling on the bus, the St. Louis de Montfort Academy band prepared for the parade honoring the first responders of Kulpmont, PA. Two other bands from the Kulpmont area, a local youth football team and fire trucks, ambulances and police cars…Continue reading Honoring First Responders at Kulpmont
  • Defending the Defenseless in Our Nation’s Capital - By Gregory LaMotte, 11th Grade On January 19th, 2018, was held the 45th annual March for Life in defense of the unborn. Ever since 1973, one year after the Roe vs. Wade decision to legalize abortion, the March for Life rallied and still draws thousands of American citizens to the cause of the defenseless unborn.…Continue reading Defending the Defenseless in Our Nation’s Capital
  • Grand Canyon Pennsylvania -   By John Wagner, 10th Grade The students at St. Louis De Montfort Academy heard from one of their teachers, Mr. James, that their next excursion would be to Grand Canyon, PA. Backpacks were packed, machetes were sharpened, and canteens were filled with water to prepare the participants for their two-day hike. After riding in…Continue reading Grand Canyon Pennsylvania
  • 9/11, The Academy Will Never Forget! -   By John Wagner, 10th Grade   The students at St. Louis De Montfort Academy remember the sobering attacks on American freedom during the 9/11 terrorist acts. In remembrance of the Heroic first responders that gave their lives for the innocent people in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the academy band traveled to…Continue reading 9/11, The Academy Will Never Forget!
  • 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…Continue reading The Truth of the Catholic Church
  • Conquering Mt. Algonquin - By Gregory Murphy, 11th Grade At the beginning of March, five students from the Academy joined some TFP members in their quest to conquer Mt. Algonquin.  We drove throughout the day until we arrived in a cabin that we rented in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.  The next morning was time for action. …Continue reading Conquering Mt. Algonquin
  • Mourning the Death of Father Archimandrite Constantine Belisarius - by Gabriel Fonticoba, 12th Grade On Sunday, November 27, 2016, Father Constantine Belisarius died. Just a couple weeks before, I got to meet Father Constantine. Father Constantine asked the Saint Louis de Montfort Academy if we would like to take his books as an addition to the Academy’s library. We readily agreed, and headed down…Continue reading Mourning the Death of Father Archimandrite Constantine Belisarius
  • Pilgrimage to North American Martyrs Shrine - By Gabriel Fonticoba, 12th Grade On September 25th, the students and staff of the Saint Louis de Montfort Academy embarked on a trip to the North American Martyrs Shrine. The shrine is located in Auriesville, New York, and is where Saint Isaac Jogues and his companions landed. The trip up to New York took about…Continue reading Pilgrimage to North American Martyrs Shrine
  • 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…Continue reading March for Life 2016: Battle against More Than One Foe
  • 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…Continue reading Celebrating 20 Years of the Academy
  • March for Life - Jacob Weber, 9th Grade On January 22nd, hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists gathered in the National Mall for the 42nd Annual March for Life, and among this great number were those of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property (TFP), and the students of St. Louis de Montfort Academy. Before the…Continue reading March for Life
  • Traditional Marriage Caravan - Traditional Marriage Caravan: October, 2014 ​On October 20, 2014, several students from St. Louis de Montfort Academy were able to assist the TFP Student Action with a Traditional Marriage Caravan. The caravan was one week long and took place in Maryland and Virginia, as well as in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ​We started the caravan in Fairfax,…Continue reading Traditional Marriage Caravan
  • 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…Continue reading The Power of Prayer
  • Historic Mass With Bishop of Harrisburg - by Augustine J. Long and An (Andrew) K. Tran   10th Grade               The St. Louis de Montfort Academy attended a historical event in our diocese. The Bishop of Harrisburg, the Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, celebrated a Solemn Pontifical High Mass (Latin Mass) at the Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in Elysburg, Pennsylvania, on October, 15,…Continue reading Historic Mass With Bishop of Harrisburg
  • 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…Continue reading Battle of Clontarf, Irish at War
  • Class of 2014 Graduation -   Unlike so many high school graduates who search for mere mediocre pleasure or personal gain, the St. Louis de Montfort Academy graduates of 2014 are charting a different path of great promise for America’s future. Speaking to those assembled for the recent 2014 commencement ceremony, valedictorian William J. Gossett challenged his peers, urging them…Continue reading Class of 2014 Graduation
  • 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…Continue reading Why “Like”?
  • Student Trip to Quito - By Jonathan Mullen 10th Grade There is no feeling like waking up in the morning, hearing the clatter of feet outside on the cobblestone roads, the venders shouting their advertisements in a foreign language, and the soft tropical breeze blowing in through the open window. For an American like myself,  the trip I made to…Continue reading Student Trip to Quito
  • Proclaiming the Faith from the Rooftops - By Damien Murphy 12th grade With red capes, standards and rosaries, St. Louis de Montfort Academy traveled to Selinsgrove, Pa, to take part in one of 250 traditional marriage rallies on the 22nd of March, 2014. Knowing Our Lady’s promise at Fatima of her eventual victory, the students and staff confidently prayed that God’s marriage…Continue reading Proclaiming the Faith from the Rooftops
  • 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. ”…Continue reading True Conservative Gentlemen
  • A Cold March for the Defenseless - by Charles LaMotte 10th grade Imagine, if you will, frigid temperatures, wind, and snow, with TFP standards flowing through the air. This is what the students of the Saint Louis de Montfort Academy and I braved at the March For Life this year. It was a phenomenal event, in which we strove to defend the…Continue reading A Cold March for the Defenseless
  • 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…Continue reading St. Aloysius Gonzaga, a Good Role Model for Students      
  • The Academy’s Firefighter and First Responder Open House - by An (Andrew) K. Tran 9th Grade The St. Louis de Monfort Academy will be having its annual Firefighter and First Responder Open House on April 5, 2014. This is when the Academy invites firefighters of the local area to come to the School with their fire trucks and equipment. The Academy does this to…Continue reading The Academy’s Firefighter and First Responder Open House
  • Washington D.C. March for Life - by Melvin Siebenmorgen 11th grade On January 22nd 2014, the Saint Louis De Montfort Academy attended the 41st annual March for life. Waking up at five A.M. We proceeded to prepare our instruments and eat a hearty breakfast. Shortly after breakfast we prepared spiritually with prayers to Saint Micheal the Archangel, beseeching his protection for…Continue reading Washington D.C. March for Life
  • 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…Continue reading Considerations on the Words of Our Patron St. Louis de Montfort
  • Academy Students Suprise Mall Shoppers with Christmas Concert - St. Louis de Montfort Academy students with TFP Students Action perform unexpectedly at a local mall with Christmas music — Keeping Christ in Christmas
  • Meeting our Heroes -   This year’s Medal of Honor Society Congress was held in Gettysburg, Pa., and on Thursday, September 19, St. Louis de Montfort Academy had a chance to meet some of the Medal of Honor recipients. It was a very memorable experience. Academy students were the first to eagerly pour in the ballroom of the Wyndham…Continue reading Meeting our Heroes
  • Thwarting Blasphemy - By Damien Murphy, 12th Grade On the 1st of September, 2013, the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly faced off once again in the streets of New York. “Paradise Faith,” a blasphemous and immoral movie, had occasioned the encounter. So with their red capes and militant spirit, the American Society for the Defense of…Continue reading Thwarting Blasphemy
  • One Man, One Woman. The Way God Made It - by Francisco Shibler 12th Grade On March 26th 2013, thousands of Americans and foreigners gathered in the historical city of Washington D.C. to defend the Church’s definition of marriage. The Saint Louis de Montfort Academy, under the direction of the American TFP, prepared and tuned our instruments for the upcoming battle. Banners, signs and TFP standards…Continue reading One Man, One Woman. The Way God Made It
  • The True Spirit of Heroism - by 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,…Continue reading The True Spirit of Heroism
  • A Day Out With the Scots - by Stephen Mansell 9th grade   The day was February 17, of 2013. We had just heard the news that the Academy was going to see that Black Watch, a famous Scottish bagpipes and drums band. After school, the posted schedule read “change for games.” However, the rumor had spread that we would be going…Continue reading A Day Out With the Scots
  • Fighting the Waves - By Marc Gagnier, 9th Grade   It was a cool, windy day in May and the Academy had gone on a field trip to St. Clement’s Island in the Chesapeake Bay. It was an especially windy day, and the water was pretty rough. To get to the Island, one had to take a canoe or…Continue reading Fighting the Waves
  • New School Building - school year with several improvements and the inauguration of a newly constructed classroom building dedicated to Our Lady of Good Success.
  • Another Victory for Our Lady - On October 13, 2012, the students and staff of St. Louis de Monfort Academy headed to pray at two of the nine thousand Rosary rallies held across the nation
  • The Past Made Alive - On August 25, we headed north to Elmira, New York, to watch a reenactment of a Revolutionary War battle, Newtown. Among the trees and hills that covered the scene of the actual battle,
  • Longwood Gardens - Over the Thanksgiving break St. Louis de Montfort Academy organized a trip to Longwood Gardens. Even though it was somewhat cold, the gardens were very beautifully arranged.
  • An Unforgettable Boy’s Weekend: Hawk Hunt, Honor & Chivalry - On a brisk autumn weekend this past November, St. Louis de Montfort Academy hosted a Call to Chivalry Weekend.
  • The Virtues of Fencing Shine at La Valette Tournament - Swords clashed and sparks flew as the students of Saint Louis de Montfort Academy began the La Valette Fencing Tournament on May 19.
  • The Angelic Virtue - “Renounce marriage, and imitate the angels,” said St. John of Damascus. This is an immense compliment for the virtue of virginity. St. John, of course, is not suggesting that marriage is an evil, but is simply saying that virginity is higher than marriage on the supernatural scale. It is much more pleasing to God when…Continue reading The Angelic Virtue
  • The Evening Parade - Few experiences have impressed me more than when I saw the “Evening Parade” at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. First, I was impressed with the sharp uniform of the Marines. Each Marine had a white military hat with a black visor, adorned with the insignia of the Marine Corps, a golden eagle, globe, and…Continue reading The Evening Parade
  • Garcia Moreno: A Catholic President - Gabriel Garcia Moreno led the Republic of Ecuador in the middle of the nineteenth century. During his life, he worked to better his country and for the defense of its Catholic Faith. By his heroic and patriotic efforts, he restored order to Ecuador, strengthened the Catholic Church’s position there, and made the country once again…Continue reading Garcia Moreno: A Catholic President
  • To Be or Not to Be Monarchist? That is the Question! - The idea of being governed by a monarchy causes diverse sentiments in the people of this day. Some people have the idea that monarchies are tyrannical and oppressive of the common people. Much to the contrary, monarchies have shown to be the most effective and stable forms of government. Like a father that protects and…Continue reading To Be or Not to Be Monarchist? That is the Question!