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

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

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

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