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Fall '22 Update: A Welcome from our New Dean

Christ’s peace and joy to you and yours this Christmas! As we enter this new season of gratitude, I look back on this past semester with a heart of thanksgiving.

Natalie Gallatin, Dean of John Paul II Junior College

This year has been one of tremendous change and growth. We began developing a spiritual formation plan for all Catholic teachers in the country, hosted our largest local fundraiser (you can see highlights from our October Gala here!), organized our first

international fundraiser in Texas, and are in the midst of establishing a partnership with a US university to further provide opportunities for our students and graduates.

All of this has happened while our students hosted the community for the fourth annual performance of Antigone, displayed a live exhibition of the history of music, and have begun preparing to climb Victoria Peak, one of the tallest mountains in Belize.

Students and teacher, Laura White, after their play, Antigone

Time and again I am impressed with their courage to dive deeply into our experiential formation. Their ability to live a life of virtue in Him, a life lived boldly in every way, guides our own institutional discernment. What beauty it is to serve such courageous students.

As the new dean, I am confident this school is not ours but rather His. Please continue to hold us close in prayer and rejoice with us this Christmas.


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