When Lydia Olivere crossed the finish line for the first time as a Padua Cross Country Runner, it was far from a finale. In-fact it was just the beginning of a run that has already taken this Class of 2018 Graduate from Delaware to the international stage, inspiring our current students and the greater Padua community.
On Wednesday, September 25, the Freshman Class of 2023, joined by their families and members of the faculty and staff, celebrated their reception into the Padua Sisterhood. In a Convocation Mass presided over by Father Mark Wrightson at St. Anthony’s Church, our 137 newest Pandas processed down the aisle of the same awe-inspiring building in which they will graduate in four years time.
We gathered this morning as a faith community to thank God for all the good things He has given us, and to pray for a peaceful school year together. We are especially hopeful for a year filled with enlightenment. We prayed for the wisdom to be able to listen to God’s voice in our hearts, so that we may more clearly know the hope of God’s call for each one of us.