In accordance with his practice of visiting every Archdiocesan Catholic school at the beginning of the school year, the Academy of Our Lady High School was blessed and honored by the presence of Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron, OFM Cap. DD, on Friday, September 30. After celebrating Mass with the Academy family, an assembly was held in the school’s auditorium, allowing for a more personal encounter between the Archbishop and the students and teachers as he participated in a warm exchange of questions and answers during an assembly in the Academy auditorium. An array of questions, ranging from his belief on evolution versus creationism to what his thoughts were regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, was posed to the Archbishop, to which he provided eloquent response and insight.
Although Archbishop Apuron always makes it a point to meet with the students at the Academy at least once a year to celebrate Mass and to share his thoughts leader of the Church on Guam, the students and the campus ministry asked him to do something different this time around. As students, faculty and staff studied in their classrooms and worked in their offices, the Archbishop went throughout the school, blessing the building with holy water.
The day culminated with a luncheon, celebrating the feast days of both the Archbishop and the school president, Sister Francis Jerome Cruz.