The Chapel was standing room only and people were crowded into the area outside the Chapel doors; all were gathered to honor the life of Boston Trinity French teacher Mrs. Marie Crandall. "Although dreadfully painful, it is also ultimately good for us to know that our lives are not our own and that God operates in mysteries that we cannot fully understand," began Mr. Frank Guerra. "It is appropriate today that we both mourn her passing and celebrate her life."
Boston Trinity Academy Lionhearts, a group of both male and female students, meet together weekly to build community through conversation, food, and fellowship. This week, four students shared insights from their own personal growth as a result of being part of the group.
Mr. Davis Franklin, AP European History and English 10 World Literature teacher, Varsity Cross Country coach, and Lionhearts leader, “taught” more than “preached” when he addressed Chapel Wednesday morning. “There is a difference between shame and guilt,” he said. Referring to the account of Cain and Abel, Mr. Franklin told students that a proper sacrifice is given in humility and thanksgiving; Cain’s sacrifice did not come from a place of humility. “God came to Cain as a coach,” Mr. Franklin said. “He wanted Cain to do the right thing.”
"Think about the number 35,000," began Mrs. Alice Drew, Boston Trinity's art teacher, when she spoke to students on Wednesday morning. Outside of the classroom Mrs. Drew is a studio potter with a ceramics studio in Lynn.
Since numbers are relative, the number 35,000 can be a great number or perhaps an insignificant number, Mrs. Drew said. But in this case it represents the number of decisions we make every day – 35,000 choices. She reminded students that we live in a culture where right and wrong are relative. "There is a difference between your conscience and the Holy Spirit," she said. "Who helps you make your decisions?"
This past June, six Boston Trinity students and two chaperones traveled to Nepal in what has become an annual two-and-a-half week service project, begun 12 years ago. Each fall, these students share their experiences with the student body in a Nepal Chapel service.