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Dan Guernsey Returning to Head Donahue Academy

guernsey-250The school's founding headmaster will be returning as principal following the purchase of the academy by the Diocese of Venice, Pastor Fr. Mayer announced to a meeting of parents at Donahue Wednesday night. The announcement drew a sustained standing ovation.

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Smooth Stone Foundation Releases CD Marking 100th Anniversary of Visions at Fátima

The CD entitled "I heard a voice from heaven" features nine pieces of sacred choral music – some of which have never been recorded before – written by composers from the Iberian peninsula.

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232 Receive Degrees at AMU Commencement

Ave Maria University's largest graduating class to date included the first graduates of the school's nursing program.

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Diocese of Venice Taking Over Donahue Academy

The diocese and Ave Maria University announced Friday that the diocese is purchasing the k-12 school which has faced a number of challenges during the last few years.

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Fundraising Efforts Beginning for New Ave Maria Parish

Now that the newly-formed Ave Maria Parish owns the landmark church in the center of town, Pastor Fr. Cory Mayer is turning attention to how the parish will pay for the purchase and maintenance of the iconic structure. He has announced that former Ave Maria University fundraising chief Carol Carpenter will lead that effort as the director of parish advancement. (above, Fr. Mayer and Mrs. Carpenter)

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