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Eighth grader designs ritual for Mater Admirabilis in theology class

Eighth grader designs ritual for Mater Admirabilis in theology class

By Emily Lesinski
Middle and Upper School Theology

In the eighth grade theology class, students concluded their unit on rituals by designing and presenting their own. They identified symbols, locations of the ritual, people involved, and the purpose of the ritual. Each student also had to include an original prayer or blessing that they wrote themselves. The girls created rituals about many different topics including: birth, death, the change of seasons, Mater Admirabilis, the beginning of the school year, and many more. Emily Ix chose for her ritual a presentation to Mater in front of the beautiful window in the Front Hall. With three students representing the divisions at Stuart, they laid pink carnations by the window. Pink is associated with Mater because of the pink dress she wears in the official painting. Click here for photos.


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