Clinton students study the saints

Fifth-grader Conner Williams gives a presentation on St. Patrick at Prince of Peace Academy in Clinton Nov. 1.

CLINTON — At Prince of Peace Academy, teacher Allison Schultz’s fifth-graders spent a couple weeks studying the saints in religion class.

On Nov. 1, All Saints Day, students presented the life story of a saint of their choice. Many students dressed in the fashion of the time when their saints lived. 

Chloe Vogel shared the story of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Chloe talked about St. Elizabeth founding the first private school in America in the early 1800s in Baltimore. St. Elizabeth became the patron saint of Catholic schools. “Thanks to St. Elizabeth, I go to Prince of Peace Schools,” Chloe said. “What an awesome discovery that was!”

Conner Williams wrote: “St. Patrick probably became a saint because many people became Catholic because of him.”


Devin Guillory wrote: “Even though he was called St. James the Lesser, he still did great things.  He was martyred for his great faith in God…..As an apostle he was a ‘pillar’of the church.”

Katie Motroni wrote: “St. Sussana was arrested because she was a Christian. She was also the niece of Pope St. Clauis. She was beheaded for her trust in God, and we honor her for that.”

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