The Stuart Center in collaboration with ARISE, a nonprofit in Alamo, Texas, hosted a four-day border witness program to offer an enriching, educational and powerful experience of life on the United States – Mexico border. Below is a recap of the program, which ran from February 16-20, 2020.


Chapel at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Omaha
When I was in grade school and high school, I vividly remember thinking hard about what I wanted to give up for Lent. It could be chocolate, television, soda pop or, one most memorable year, sarcasm (that was an awfully quiet Lent). I would focus on making my sacrifice real and difficult as a tiny representation of Jesus’ sacrifice for all of us. I would consider how that sacrifice was helping me become a better version of myself and, hopefully, making the world a better place in some small way.

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Let us try not to be exacting with other people, but rather to pass over in silence those thousand little annoyances that tend to irritate us. For we know that no one is perfect in this life, and we must put up with the defects of others as they put up with ours.

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

For Your Prayers


Please pray for healing for Dartagnan "Tan" (unknown illness) and for wisdom/guidance for his doctors. Thank you, I appreciate it!

Please pray for Robbie S. and his family

Please pray for Robbie S. and his family. He is very sick and has two young sons who really need him, and we need him back at work here at Convent & Stuart Hall in San Francisco. Thank you!