Scholar, Campus Ministry leader, and recipient of the Tyrone McGraw Citizenship Award at Riordan, Mike’l Gregory is now a freshman at University of San Francisco and part of the inaugural BASE program for black students. Mike’l was profiled by USF recently where he shared his goal of becoming a pediatrician and what it means to be part of the program. “It’s about the impact you make in life and what you do,” he said. “As a member of this cohort, my goal is to do the best I can and keep this program alive for future students. I want to serve my community and support others.”
We are thrilled for Mike’l’s next steps at USF and look forward to hearing about what he will accomplish in the future! Read the full article here
Junior quarterback Adham Abdelghani threw for 304 yards and five touchdowns, three to senior receiver Marcus Williams and the Crusaders got the defensive stops they needed to pull out a 40-31 victory over Napa in non-league action at Memorial Stadium last Saturday. Read more
Class of 2022 families are invited to attend this great Riordan tradition of competition and community building. The Olympics start at 5:15 pm in the gym, with dinner to follow at 7:15 pm in Chaminade Hall. Please see this flyer for more information.
Registrations are required for dinner–please submit by Wednesday, September 12.
Former Riordan Board of Trustee member Bro. David Betz, SM traveled to France in June for the Beatification of Mother Adèle, who founded the Marianist Sisters with the assistance of Blessed Chaminade in 1816. On June 10, 2018, Mother Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon was recognized by the Catholic Church for her holiness through the Rite of Beatification. The liturgy took place in Agen, France which was the diocese of her birthplace, Chateau Trenquelléon.
The gathering of Marianists, lay and religious, from all over the world was a spectacle to behold. People of different cultures and languages came together to celebrate the life of a woman who models for us a deep love for the Triune God with Mary as guide. She was an exuberant young woman who believed that God’s love can be expressed through helping those who were in need and she worked tirelessly to assist young women reach their deepest sense of self especially through their relationship with the Beloved God. Gathering women either through her Little Association or as Daughters of Mary Immaculate (FMI), Adèle forged a desire to serve her God wholeheartedly. She became known as the “Saint of Agen” upon her death because she lived a virtuous life which was recognized by many who knew her and worked with her. And now we call her “Blessed” because she has been publicly honored by the Church as a woman of holiness who can be a witness for all of us as we strive to deepen our relationship with God.
To learn more about Adele’s life, read this article by Mary Kay Fitzpatrick, a Lay Marianist, which gives you a sense of who Mother Adèle was and why the Church took this major step to declare her “Blessed.” View footage from the Mass of Beatification here.
“Let us love God with all our hearts, with all our strength, and with all our mind. Then we shall have God’s interests at heart” -Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon