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Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric

Posted on Mar 25, 2015

At Gregory the Great Academy, the study of rhetoric begins with experience. Our Rhetoric courses immerse students in narrative – Aesop’s Fables, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and American short stories – so that they may delight in beautifully expressed lines of thought about God and Man. Then we practice the classical progymnasmata, preliminary exercises designed to ready a man . . . Read more

The Feast of St. Gregory the Great

Posted on Mar 20, 2015

March 12th marked the feast day of our eponymous patron. Families and friends of the Academy gathered around the image of St. Gregory the Great hanging in the refectory; bread was broken, songs were sung, toasts were made. Mr. Fitzpatrick made the humorous connection between St. Gregorys’ affection for the homeless while he lived and . . . Read more

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Posted on Mar 17, 2015

The students of the Academy celebrated St. Patrick’s Day this past weekend by participating in Scranton’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade—the second largest in the country. They sang and juggled, marching the parade route alongside bagpipes and Irish step dancing. Following the parade, the students put on several impromptu street-corner juggling shows to the cheers . . . Read more

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