Padua Academy course examines impact of Saints Francis de Sales and Francis of Assisi
WILMINGTON – Padua Academy is offering two classes for the first time this fall that demonstrate, in very different ways, the school’s commitment to its mission. “Two Men Named Francis” will explore the men (and women) whose spirituality permeates the building, while “sports medicine” is designed to give students hands-on experience in a popular medical field.
“Two Men Named Francis” – not, by the way, Pope Francis and Bishop Malooly – will examine Padua’s patron saints, Francis de Sales and Francis of Assisi, whose influence is felt throughout the building. The Oblates of St. Francis de Sales at St. Anthony of Padua Parish built the school, which still falls under the parish’s governance, and there has been a heavy Franciscan flavor to Padua, thanks in part to past faculty members. St. Francis de Sales is also the patron saint of the Diocese of Wilmington. Read more »