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"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?"

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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.

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Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship. He said, "I came naked from my mother's womb, and I will be naked when I leave.
The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!" In all of this, Job did not sin by blaming God. –Job 1:20-22

Dr. Kaitlyn Herman Jessee, a Boston Trinity alumna (2009) and recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award, spoke in Wednesday morning's Chapel service. Kaitlyn is a pharmacist in Manchester, Connecticut, serving those of our society who are "underserved."

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Using a supreme knowledge of and intense passion for the Greek language, Dr. Inti Yanes-Fernandez delved deep into what it means to be changed into God's glorious image. Dr. Yanes-Fernadez is a new faculty member at Boston Trinity (teaching Spanish) and also an ordained minister in the Orthodox Church.

He began by saying our words and deeds come from our own experiences and traditions, but our purpose is to live together for the glory of God. Without our experiences in faith, our belief is only theory. How do we experience this living, vital faith? We do so by becoming more like God; we can become more like God because He became a human being to show us how to be like Him.

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A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.  –Proverbs 25:11

Mr. Rich Sucher, Boston Trinity Academy's Science Department Chair, talked to the students Wednesday morning not about science, but about words. "Language is funny," Mr. Sucher said. "We use words when we don't really understand what they mean."

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