On Thursday, September 15, our school community gathered in the Hollow for our annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, a time-honored tradition among Jesuit schools dating back to 1548.
During this special Mass, we thank God for the gifts of creation and salvation and seek the guidance and wisdom of the Holy Spirit for the upcoming academic year. It is also a special time for our community as we honor the legacy of Dan McNeal '90 with the presentation of the Daniel W. McNeal Memorial Scholarship Award, which is considered the highest honor bestowed upon a current Loyola Blakefield student. This year's recipient is Nathaniel Jackson '23.
We invite you to watch President Anthony Day's address to our community during the Mass of the Holy Spirit, as well as Class of 1990 alumnus Jeff Sawyer's reflection about Dan McNeal via the embedded YouTube playlist below. Photo highlights from the Mass are also available here.