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Revered painting was the first of many 

The final “Mater” painting depicts Mary pausing in reflection while she gazes upwards at God as she completes her weaved garment. “Mater in the House of Saint John” was painted by Pauline Perdrau in 1883, but the original is lost.

Nina Gutierrez, Reporter

October 22, 2020

The “Mater” painting that hangs in Sacred Heart schools around the world was the first of nine other portraits of Mary that Pauline Perdrau created throughout her life, with each varying in color and detail.  After Perdrau created her fresco of Mary in 1844, it was overlooked until the piece was decl...

Lack of interaction, clashing values partially responsible for decline in young religious sisters

Madeleine Ainslie/The Broadview

December 12, 2014

Young women discussing their futures often talk of balancing a family and career in law or computer programming, but rarely include the possibility of religious life as a future. While many young women dismiss religious life, some embrace it — both despite and because of its countercultural nature. “...

Selfies change teenage culture

Freshmen Fiona Mittelstaedt and Eden Schade take a selfie in the cortile.

October 3, 2014

The selfie epidemic, the incessant snapping of self portraits, has invaded the lives of teenagers, largely changing how girls digitally express themselves. “Selfies are sort of a secularized version of the self portrait,” art history teacher Sonia Evers, who has a Ph.D. in the discipline, said. “Self portrai...

Teens should prioritize summer commitments

June 2, 2010

When the Pink Ladies and the Thunderbirds were busy singing about “Summer Days driftin’ away/to uh-oh those summer nights,” their biggest concern in the world was “Does he have a car?” Today, the concept of recharging and having fun during the summer seems entirely lost on a generation of tee...

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