St. Raphael School Student Journal
Started by a group of St. Raphael students in the spring of 2018, the St. Raphael School Journal is a monthly publication designed, edited, and written by St. Raphael students for St. Raphael students and their families. The Journal is proud to showcase the work of St. Raphael students in the form of featured columns and student submissions, while working to keep students and their families informed of what is going on within the school and its classes. Under the guidance of Presbytera Maria Koulianos, the newsletter team looks forward to each wonderful year of publication.
Christmas Issue 2020
St. Cyprian and St. Justina Erika Kjendal Column Writer Set to Appear in the October 2021 Newsletter In the third century, a man named Cyprian was born in Antioch. His impious parents dedicated him to the service of the pagan gods and provided him with...
Rend Your Heart Katherine Thomas Column Writer Set to Appear in May 2021 Edition “Rend your heart, not your garments,” writes the prophet Joel. Anyone purposely ripped their clothes recently? I doubt it, I think you all like your clothes. (Except maybe your mask.)...
The Timeless Importance of Motherhood Thea Frederick Column Writer Set to Appear in the April 2021 Edition The natural family, as God created it, is very important to the proper development of children as God meant them to be. The father, mother, and siblings...
An Easter She Would Never Forget Natasha Richart Set to Appear in the April 2021 Edition She was standing in a beautiful church in Jerusalem. A patriarch had emerged from the Holy Sepulchre, holding a torch bright with flame. The flame was pasted from hand to...
Buttered Fly Linnaea Radley Set to Appear in the April 2021 Edition This is an essay about pride and vainglory supplemented with examples from humility. These two groups will be represented by the fly and butterfly. The life of each insect will be portrayed in stages,...
German Christmas Stollen Recipe by The Spruce Eats Submitted by: Grace Wagner Issue: Set to Appear in the December 2020 Edition Food has the power to draw communities closer together, and almost at times, seems to be the center of every gathering, celebration...
Divine Interference By: Anders Kjendal Issue: Set to Appear in the December Edition
The Eulogy of Thomas Sawyer By: Mary Kjendal Class: Lv. 5.1 Literature Issue: Set to Appear in December 2020 Edition Given by Thomas’ Sunday school teacher from the St. Petersburg’s pulpit Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord living in this humble town of...
Synopses By: Linnaea Radley and Kyle Carroll Class: Lv. 6 Catechism Issue: Set to Appear in the December 2020 Edition These are synopses of chapters from The Ladder of Divine Ascent. Step 7 Linnaea Radley Joy-making sorrow is a sorrow that results in joy. A...