At Mount St. Mary Academy, we believe in putting our faith in action. That’s why it comes as no surprise to hear that one of our students has taken it upon herself to use her skills to help others in this time of crisis.

Junior Mackenzie St. Onge is using her spare time and energy to make masks for a local doctor’s office and volunteer fire department amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

“You’ve all done a great job of guiding our daughters in good times and through this crisis,” Mackenzie’s mom, Tracy St. Onge said in an email. “The calm and decisive response from Mount St. Mary Academy has helped shape the way the young ladies are dealing with this.”

The Mount St. Mary Science Division will be donating its supply of gloves and goggles to Catholic Health so that our brave local healthcare providers will hopefully be able to work more safely. The generosity of our science instructors is heartening and their willingness to adapt labs and lessons should our stock not be replenished by the time we’re back in the building is a testament to their innovative spirits.

Along with the physical help we hope to be able to provide, we send our prayers for their safety and a quick end to this worldwide hardship.

This guiding principle of service to others has been part of our community since our founding in 1927 by the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur, and will continue to be the foundation of our school for years to come. When the women in the MSM community fulfill this in their own lives, the spirit of Mount St. Mary lives on.


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