Continuity & Community: Homeschooling on Base: The Kolbecast Episode 211

Kolbe moms and advisors Krysten Pizzurro and Jennifer Thomas share the wisdom they’ve gained from their lived experience of homeschooling on base.

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Firm Grounding: The Kolbecast Episode #210

Experienced Kolbe mom Deirdre Mundy joins us in this second half of a two-part conversation on the lessons and insights she’s gained from homeschooling...

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Kolbe Kids Give Gems of Information: The Kolbecast - Episode #209

Current Kolbe students and brothers Jacob, Gabriel, and James visited today and shared about their day-to-day lives and experiences with Kolbe!

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A Mosaic of Experience: The Kolbecast - Episode #208

Three Kolbe alumni share some of their favorite memories of homeschooling, providing words of encouragement and advice to current and prospective families!

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A Privilege of a Lifetime: The Kolbecast - Episode #207

Elyse Williams puts the day-to-day of homeschooling life into perspective of the bigger picture!

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Loaves & Fishes: The Kolbecast - Episode #206

Margaret Malek discusses identifying priorities, trusting God to multiply resources, and her family’s three big goals: love God, each other, and learning.

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Gratuitous Love with Kaiser Johnson: The Kolbecast - Episode #205

Kaiser discusses how he lives out his desire to love more like God loves while having a career, a job, and a vocation all at once.

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Habits of Ownership with Jacob Imam

Jacob Imam discuses how structural flaws in current higher education tend to cause an “ongoing adolescence” and more...

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Guided Freedom

Are you interested in learning more about Kolbe's classical curriculum? Take a listen for a deep dive into part of Kolbe’s curriculum...

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A Great Conversation

Deirdre shares reasons why her family chooses for traditional homeschool options and year-round school rather than online classes and summer breaks, and more...

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How to Apply to College as a Homeschooled Student: Insider Tips from a Catholic U. Admissions Counselor

You may be experiencing new anxiety about the future and a big question: “How do I apply to college as a homeschooled student?”‍

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The Soundtrack of Life

Music can be a kind of beauty that stretches your soul; the way that “classical” music can build stamina, attention, and the ability to sit with something new..

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Transition Years: Kolbecast Episode #200

In the 200 episodes since we rebooted the Kolbecast, we’ve heard from a lot of significant voices...

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Liturgical Living In May

Welcome to May. This month we are celebrating the monthly virtue: Diligence

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Liturgical Living In April

Welcome to April. This month we are celebrating the monthly virtue: OBEDIENCE. Saying “yes” to the loving will of God and those He has set over us.

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Do Good Work and Read Good Work with Jason Craig

If you want to make boys into men, it requires a brotherhood of men to set a disciplined example.

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The Sign of Our Salvation: Dr. Gilbert Lavoie on the Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin—a burial cloth evidencing Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection—has become a research focus for Dr. Gilbert Lavoie...

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Tools in a Toolbox: Kolbe Academy's Student Support Services

Children don’t come with instruction manuals, so having resources to help road map out various challenges can benefit everyone in a family...

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Liturgical Living In March

Welcome to March! This month we are celebrating the monthly virtue: TEMPERANCE: Enjoying things in a proper, balanced way

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Adaptable Asynchronous & Dynamic Digital Homeschool Options

Today’s episode demystifies the self-paced program and describes upcoming changes that will streamline and improve Kolbe’s asynchronous course offerings.

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Greatness Awaits with Bobby & Dan Angel

Brothers Bobby and Dan Angel visit with Bonnie and Steven today about how the human soul is meant to be challenged toward greatness.

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Visual Literacy with Amanda Shepard

Therese Prudlo and Catholic Art History Podcast Amanda Shepard speak about experiencing art and introducing it to children...

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STEM, State Schools, and Sibling Dynamics

Erin & Michael O’Donnell share their experience with Kolbe, how they transitioned to college, and more...

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Kitchen Doings

With voices representing multiple stages of parenthood, the group’s discussion reflects the liturgical year and the practicalities of daily living.

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A Window into the Ancient World with Mike Aquilina

Mike Aquilina joins the Kolbecast for a discussion about the pre- and post-Incarnation world.

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From One Home to Another: My Journey From Kolbe Academy to Franciscan University

When I started classes at Franciscan in 2022, my transition from high school to college felt easy & smooth, because Kolbe had prepared me so well academically.

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Liturgical Living In February

Welcome to February! This month we are celebrating the monthly virtue: CHEERFULNESS: Looking on the bright side.

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The School of Patience

Tricia Kavanagh joins the Kolbecast from Ontario, Canada, to share her approach, insights, and outlook on both work and rest.

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Fit Mind, Fit Body

St. John Paul the Great had a great love for the integration of physical activities and virtues. That passion is built into Kolbe’s approach and curriculum...

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Dr. Kevin Majeres Sees Challenges As Opportunities

 In this episode, Dr. Kevin Majeres, Catholic psychiatrist and co-founder of Optimal Work, brings words of wisdom for the start of a new calendar year.

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The Impact of the Incarnation

Bonnie, Steven, and Jordan talk about the apocalyptic side of Advent, share favorite Christmas and New Years family traditions, and more...

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Liturgical Living In January

Happy New Year! This month we are celebrating the monthly virtue: FIDELITY: Being faithful to promises and commitments.

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Full Circle (of Fifths)

With topics such as the discipline and work ethic required of both music and a Kolbe education and the formative music of folks’ teenage years...

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Developmentally Appropriate Independence

Josh Wattenbarger and Alyssa Wollums of The Pines Catholic Camp about the highs, lows, benefits, and burdens of the camping experience both at The Pines...

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Hope & Wonder with Katie Bogner & Shari Van Vanken

Advent is a time of active waiting, preparation, and reflection.

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[FREE DOWNLOAD] Journey to Bethlehem: An Advent Coloring Book

Immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of the Advent season with this free, downloadable coloring book.

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Liturgical Living in December

Welcome to the month of December!

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Gratuitous Gifts: Sherry Weddell on Charisms

Sherry explains how every baptized person receives at least one charism, how all the charisms are evangelizing and healing, and more...

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Expressing Our Gratitude and Blessings - A Heartfelt Thank You

May this season of thanksgiving bring you peace, joy, and an abundance of charity.

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Festive Holidays Ahead: Preparing, Adapting, Delighting

Laura Roselli Insall and Christina Davin join us to talk about cooking, upcoming holidays, and kids in the kitchen.

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Chef Dad

Gather in our metaphorical kitchen as the Kolbe fathers don their oven mitts and talk food and cooking.

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Grace & Accompaniment in Times of Crisis

Anne DeSantis of the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation speaks on offering prayer, priestly consultation, and programs & events for families in crisis.

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Translation Tug of War with Dr. Matthew Minerd

Starting with a discussion of various Eastern rites of Catholicism, the group explores the blend of traditions throughout the Church and more!

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Liturgical Living in November

Welcome to the month of November! This month we are celebrating the monthly virtue: HUMILITY. Accepting your limitations and God-given talents.

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Cultivating Kitchen Stewards with Katie Kimball & Kids Cook Real Food

Katie Kimball shares her passion and expertise for collaboration among family members in feeding and nourishing a household.

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Tabletop Theology with Alexi Sargeant

Alumnus of Kolbe and Yale University Alexi Sargeant joins the Kolbecast in this episode to discuss community and storytelling in the past, present, and future.

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The Agenda Is to Grow with Art and Laraine Bennett

We describe the four classical temperaments, their long Catholic tradition, and their pragmatic applications for homeschooling families.

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A Both-And Approach at The University of Dallas

University of Dallas president Dr. Jonathan Sanford joins us in this episode to discuss how students flourish at UD.

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Liturgical Living in October 2023

Welcome to the month of October! This month we are celebrating the monthly virtue: STUDIOUSNESS. Seeking knowledge to grow closer to truth.

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Kolbe’s Chiaroscuro with Anthony D’Ambrosio

Anthony D’Ambrosio shares his special perspective on St. Max, which is based on his work developing the film Kolbe’s Passion.

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A Deeper & Greater Joy

Good Catholic priests come from good Catholic men, and many good Catholic men begin as little boys with lots of energy.

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A Gift-Laden Voyage with Philip Kosloski of Voyage Comics

 Keeping young minds wondering, active, and curious can sometimes feel like a struggle. Writer Philip Kosloski speaks about discerning our charisms and more!

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Forming Financial Disciples with Jonathan & Amanda of Wallet Win

 In this episode, Jonathan and Amanda Teixeira of Wallet Win join the Kolbecast crew to discuss handling money virtuously.

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Seven Important Reasons to Earn College Credit in High School

As parents, you play a pivotal role in shaping your child's academic path, and we are excited to share an incredible opportunity!

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Liturgical Living for September

Welcome to the beginning of the 2023-24 school year and the liturgical year of HOPE!

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Kolbe Academy and University of Dallas Announce New Partnership

Through this partnership, UD hopes to connect with Kolbe Academy students planning to continue their liberal arts education in college.

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A Spiraled Art: Kolbecast Episode 170

As the school year kicks off, English and Literature department teachers share insights and tips for helping students learn to put thoughts to paper.

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New Teacher Spotlights!

We are excited to welcome new teachers and staff for the 2023-2024 school year!

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No Made-Up Answers: The Kolbecast Episode 169

Kolbe teachers educate their students, sure, but their bigger role is to help their students’ formation.

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It's Back to School Time!

Summer is winding down, the weather is beginning to get colder, and the days are getting shorter. It all points to one thing: it's almost time to begin school!

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The Adventure of a Lifetime featuring Melissa Dee of Saints Alive

Melissa Dee homeschool graduate, mother, and producer of the Saints Alive podcast joins the Kolbecast.

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Sanity & Sanctity with Johanna Seagren of Interior Kingdom: Kolbecast Episode 167

Catholic licensed professional counselor Johanna Seagren shares the importance of emotions and the Interior Kingdom program.

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Kolbe Academy and Franciscan University of Steubenville Announce New Online Partnership

Kolbe Academy and Franciscan University of Steubenville Announce New Online Partnership

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Dr. John Cuddeback on Dwelling Together Richly: The Kolbecast Episode 166

From Aristotle to agriculture, today’s episode highlights the expansion of experience and the experience of wonder available to families.

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Now I Know God: The Kolbecast Episode 165

The group first discusses helping teenagers and newly 18-year-old offspring ease into adulthood.

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This Is Not a Kolbe Infomercial: The Kolbecast Episode 164

 Experienced Kolbe parent Lindsey, mother to four sons between eleventh grade and kindergarten, shares the reasons behind her loyalty and enthusiasm today.

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Postcards from France: The Kolbecast Episode 163

Our three-part series on language study wraps with a delectable flourish and an insightful conversation...

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Let Latin Conquer You: The Kolbecast Episode 162

Jordan and Maggie share their enthusiasm for and expertise in Latin: what drew them toward the language, the hidden benefits of learning it, and more!

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Celebrating Faith, Freedom, and the Spirit of Independence!

As we approach the important occasion of the Fourth of July, we are reminded of the profound connection between our faith, our love for our country...

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Fantasy for Life

Fantasy is more important than most realize. In fact, with the push for real-world scenarios today, children are deprived of an opportunity that is essential.

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Fostering a Linguistic Consciousness: The Kolbecast Episode 161

The conversation broadens to include discussion on lifelong learning and the discoveries Agostina has made about the many and varied ways to learn at any age...

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A Legendary Occasion: The Kolbecast Episode 160

Newly minted alumni, siblings, and parents shared their time and thoughts with us at graduation in Atlanta, Georgia on May 25, 2023.

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Belmont Abbey College Announces Dual Enrollment Partnership with Kolbe Academy

Belmont Abbey College and Kolbe Academy announce jointly today an exciting expansion of dual enrollment opportunities for high school students.

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Now We See in Part: The Kolbecast Episode 159

 Bonnie, Jordan, Steven, and Bonnie’s sister Hope gather around one mic to describe and explore the experience of meeting to celebrate newly minted alumni.

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The Gift of a Mind: The Kolbecast Episode 158

Kolbe celebrated its class of 2023 in person in Atlanta, GA, on May 25, 2023. Listen to the student, faculty, and commencement addresses.

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Dr. Jonathan Sanford: Commencement 2023 Commencement Speaker

Dr. Sanford, President of the University of Dallas, delivers the Commencement Address to the Class of 2023.

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Dr. Carl Hasler: Commencement 2023 Faculty Speaker

Dr. Carl Hasler, Kolbe faculty member, gives the Faculty Address to the Class of 2023.

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Peter Prudlo: Commencement 2023 Student Address

Peter Prudlo gives the Commencement 2023 Student Address.

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Ellen Foreman: Commencement 2023 Student Address

Read the Commencement 2023 Student Address by Ellen Foreman.

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Renewal, Revival, Variety, and Unity with Patrick Reilly: The Kolbecast Episode 157

Patrick Reilly of the Cardinal Newman Society rejoins us to discuss renewal and reform in Catholic education.

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Mission Intent: Formed to Serve: The Kolbecast Episode 156

This episode brings in Kolbe military teachers who share insights and advice on family life considerations, sacrifice, and the resilience of military children.

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Mission Intent: Pathways to Serve: The Kolbecast Episode 155

Students interested in potential military service after their homeschooling days may wonder what qualities they bring from their Kolbe education...

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Passport: Argentina: The Kolbecast Episode 154

Agostina joins us from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to share her experience and perspective from both sides of the lesson plan...

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Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Ellen Foreman

Ellen Foreman will be attending Cornell University as a Tanner Dean's Scholar...

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How Diversity Relates to Humanity with Adam Seagrave: The Kolbecast Episode 153

Adam Seagrave, Ph.D—a graduate of Notre Dame and Thomas Aquinas College—joins Bonnie and Steven today to discuss his expertise in race and American history.

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Liturgical Living in May

This month we are celebrating the monthly virtue: ZEAL. Being driven by an intense love for God.

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Join the Conversation: The Kolbecast Episode 152

We love hosting visitors from across the Kolbe and wider communities, but sometimes it’s nice to take a breather and check in with each other.

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Discover New Worlds this Summer with a Summer Reading Program!

Is your family ready to discover new worlds this summer?

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Joyful Discoveries for Preschoolers: The Kolbecast Episode 151

As the toddler years turn into preschool years, children develop big ideas, big feelings, and big opinions.

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A Family Apostolate: Liturgical Living with Kendra Tierney: The Kolbecast Episode 150

Mother of 10 and liturgical living guru Kendra Tierney joins us today to chat about embracing both the fasts and the feasts of our faith.

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Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Attisyn Kruse

Attisyn plans to attend Virginia Tech or UNC-Chapel Hill for undergraduate studies and attend medical school.

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Faith-based Play with Chantal Baros: The Kolbecast Episode 149

Owner of Shining Light Dolls, Chantal Baros, visits with Bonnie and Steven about faith-based play.

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Engage & Apply: The Kolbecast Episode 148

Every Kolbe student gets a rigorous experience, so how can high school parents best decide between core and honors courses?

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Liturgical Living in April

This month we are celebrating the monthly virtue: JUSTICE. Being fair and giving each his due.

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Building Blocks for Reading Success: The Kolbecast Episode 147

Are you in the midst of teaching a child to read? This podcast episode is for you!

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2023 Call to Holiness Retreat

Join us for our annual Call to Holiness Retreat! This year’s theme is “Evangelization in the Apostolic Age.”

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Stepping into the Arena: Bobby Angel on the Call to Holiness

Bobby describes how to live differently from the culture in a way that doesn’t turn people off; how to bring gifts, quirks, and personality to the table...

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2023 Fine Art and Digital Art Competitions Winners

Thank you to all the students who submitted their artwork to the 2023 Kolbe Fine Art Competition and the Digital Art Competition. See the winners here...

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Subsidiarity, Support, and Resources: The Kolbecast Episode 145

Visit with us today about the new Student Support Services program coming soon to Kolbe families.

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The Word Made Known with Mark Brumley: The Kolbecast Episode 144

Mark Brumley, president of Ignatius Press and president of the Kolbe board of advisors, shares his thoughts and experience with us today.

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