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With my senior year at St. Norbert College (SNC) soon coming to an end, I have been reflecting a great deal on my education. One common theme that has consistently emerged is service. In my six years at Benilde- St. Margaret’s, I took several service-based learning courses which helped enhance my...
Change is a requirement in any school that is serious about their mission in an ever-changing world. Our history at Benilde-St. Margaret’s reinforces that very notion. It is seen in the birth of St. Margaret’s Academy and Benilde High School to the formation of Benilde-St. Margaret’s. It is...
Benilde-St. Margaret’s has taught me to set, strive for and achieve every goal I create. From joining the Mock Trial team in eighth grade, to participating in Speech, BSM has also helped me evolve into being a better leader overall. My experience at BSM has helped to shape and prepare me for my new...
As I walk the halls of BSM with prospective families, I can’t help but be reminded of my own journey to BSM. It started back when I was in junior high. I grew up in Minnetonka and was attending public school. New neighbors moved in next door and I quickly became fast friends with the Hickey family...
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” John 1: 1-5 The opening of John’s Gospel, read at Mass on Christmas Day, calls us to realize that although we celebrate this moment in time of Jesus’ birth, the Cosmic Christ was,...
Best Christmas, worst Christmas, all at once. It was December 25, 2009. Our two daughters, age 19 and 21 were home from college for Christmas, and we were enjoying our long-standing family tradition of opening presents that were left by Santa Claus. My husband’s father, Norman Skinner was...
As I walked through the main hallway earlier today, on my left, I noticed our Chapel filled with students wrapped in prayer and to my right in the darkened Great Hall, a prayer labyrinth was illuminated by candlelight. There are particular times throughout the year when the gifts of our Benilde-St...
Recently, I read a piece by Donelle Poling, Associate Director of Youth in Theology and Ministry from the University of St. John’s, as she wrote about engaging kids in faith. She recalls the parable of Jesus and the wineskins: When Jesus was asked by the Pharisees why his disciples weren’t...

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