Come and support our Angels at the 15th Annual Sr. Elise Benefit!
RAFFLE and AUCTION
Held at Holy Angels Academy
12201 Old Henry Rd. Louisville, Kentucky 40223
5:30 Reception, Raffles, Auction
8:00 Keynote Speaker Dr. Timothy T. O'Donnell, S.T.D.
Table of 8 $250
Sponsors Welcome! Call 502-254-9440 for more information.
Send registration and payment by MARCH 19 to:
Holy Angels Academy 12201 Old Henry Rd. Louisville, KY 40223.
Please list attendees' names with payment.
Make checks payable to Holy Angels Academy.
Dr. O'Donnell, author of «Swords Around the Cross», the story of a crucial period in the history of Catholic Ireland, is an expert on all that is Irish. An engaging speaker, he will highlight the contributions to Western Civilization of these great people of wit and humor.
He has also authored «Heart of the Redeemer» and is a frequent lecturer on EWTN. He has served on the Pontifical Council for the Family and is a member of the Catholic Academy of Sciences and the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. He has been President of Christendom College since 1992, and received the 1995 Cardinal Newman Society Award for " Excellence in Catholic Higher Education" and the 2012 Legatus Bowie Kuhn Special Award for Evangelization. Dr. O'Donnell is the first layman to receive a doctorate in Ascetical and Mystical Theology.
Dr. O'Donnell and his wife Catherine have been blessed with nine children and eleven grandchildren and reside on their farm «Tir Connaill» in Stephens City, Virginia.
Each spring Holy Angels Academy hosts the Sister Elise Benefit to honor our founder Sr. Mary Elise Groves. The benefit consists of a dinner, speaker, live music, and silent auction. In addition to helping to bring in much needed income for the Academy, the Sister Elise Benefit is an outstanding opportunity for our families and the community in general to hear stirring words of faith and encouragement from some of the best authentically Catholic speakers in the world today.
Our event honors the memory of our beloved co-founder, Sr. Mary Elise Groves, O.P. who proclaimed the truth and taught the truth to so many. Sr. Elise was born and raised in Louisville and entered the Dominican Order of St. Catherine, Kentucky, in 1932. She devoted many years to the Catholic education of children as a principal and a teacher and also served as a prioress in Memphis. Among other contributions, she established a study club in the 1950's to expose the danger of atheistic communism. She was also well known in Louisville for her pro-life activity.
Sr. Elise was the first principal of Holy Angels and continued to teach at the Academy until the age of eighty. At great personal sacrifice, Sr. Elise was the persevering force behind the survival and growth of Holy Angels Academy. Over 60 years of her life was dedicated to Catholic education.
Please contact Holy Angels Academy if you wish to become a sponsor of the Sister Elise Benefit.
Tax deductible contributions of any amount welcome.
Thank you and God bless you!