|Immaculate Conception Apostolic School located in Center Harbor, New Hampshire|
God’s time for each vocation is unique.
Some receive his call earlier in life, others later. The
Legion’s apostolic schools are a service we provide to teenagers
who are seriously considering the priesthood, and to their families.
Four areas of formation are covered to foster the vocation:
the spiritual, intellectual, human and apostolic.
The heart of the school
is friendship with Christ. We help the young men grow
in their love for Jesus through prayer, along with a
special devotion to Mary. Each day the students come together
for morning prayers, Mass, a half-hour directed prayer, the Rosary,
a ten-minute gospel reflection, Adoration of the Blesses Sacrament and
Benediction, and night prayers.
The academic formation is College Preparatory level
(University preparatory in Canada), with courses each year in English
(and French in Canada), Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Religion, Music,
Composition, Public Speaking, Latin, with the addition of Spanish and
Greek in the senior years. The lay teachers are highly
qualified and give personal attention to each student. Understanding and
critical thinking is fostered, as well as memorization, and written
and oral exercise.
Human formation and especially character formation is key
to the program. Recreation and sports include soccer, basketball, hiking,
swimming; with ice hockey and skiing depending on the local
climate. A spirit of responsibility is fostered through assigned tasks
in the upkeep and maintenance of the school; healthy friendships
are developed in teamwork, a spirit of universal charity and
cheerful service to others. Cleanliness, order, punctuality, friendliness, obedience and
respect, perseverance, kindness and dependability are also valued and inculcated.
|Sports are a part of the integral formation program|
opportunities for apostolic work depend on local conditions, and they
usually include helping teach CCD, participating in running local clubs,
taking care of the organization of retreats and special events
at the school, and door-to-door missions.
Again, every vocation is unique.
Some young men join in the seventh or eighth grade.
Others have come later when they started thinking about the
priesthood. Our doors are open to all, as long as
the parents are in agreement with and support the school’s
pedagogy and spirituality.
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