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SJCS Seniors Take Part in 16th Annual New York Encounter

SJCS Seniors Take Part in 16th Annual New York Encounter

Mr. Lewis led a group of 18 SJCS seniors and two adults who attended the New York Encounter in Manhattan over President's Day weekend.

In its 16th year, the New York Encounter is a free, cultural weekend of public discussions, exhibits and live performances at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The theme of this year's event was "Tearing Open the Sleeping Soul," a quote from St. Gregory the Great.

The trip also included a ride on the Staten Island Ferry around the Statue of Liberty and visits to Times Square, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Central Park. Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrated Mass on Sunday. Students had the opportunity to have lunch with Sister Virginia Joy, the daughter of SJCS Founder Mary Cotter and a former college counselor at St. Joe’s, and the Sisters of Life at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Convent.

Ms. Houmis and Mrs. Conroy accompanied the students as chaperones. Dr. and Mrs. Stanton also attended the Encounter.

It was an experience in which students and adults verified with the other thousands of participants that "our soul is still there, waiting to be rekindled."

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