On October 27, 2022, Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia, New York, a Catholic, co-educational community of more than 500 students, celebrated a school-wide liturgy commemorating the school’s 65th anniversary. The Sisters of the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill, New York, founded the school in 1957 and have founded and staffed numerous schools in New York, St. Louis, Missouri, and Pakistan since that time.
Joseph M. Tweed, Head of the School, welcomed Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, who presided at the school’s mass and was joined by many priests from Rockland County. In his homily, Cardinal Dolan stressed the importance of balancing faith and reason as the school’s patron, St. Albert the Great, taught. The Cardinal also encouraged the students to pray always so that when difficulties arise, prayer and faith can be sources of comfort and protection like a shield. Cardinal Dolan concluded his message by thanking all present, especially the Dominican Sisters for their “faithful and faith-filled efforts” for the students, teachers, and families in Rockland County.
By offering an inclusive and rigorous academic program, an active campus ministry program that embraces the spirit of the Dominican tradition, along with competitive athletics, a renowned performing arts program, and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, Albertus Magnus students are well-prepared for life at the college level and in their communities where they are encouraged to live the four “pillars” of the Dominican tradition: prayer, study, community, and service.