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Welcome Alumnae! It is an exciting time for Carrollton and its alumnae as we celebrate the school’s past, present and future. We invite you to explore the homepage and take advantage of its communication resources so you can better connect with the school and one another. In addition, so we can keep the alumnae community current, please be sure to update your personal information by clicking Update Your Information.

 
We are excited to feature new alumnae events.  To view these events and their dates, please visit the Events Calendar.
 
We welcome you to build an even stronger connection to the Carrollton community by volunteering. There are a variety of alumnae volunteer opportunities offered throughout the year for all to enjoy. Please click on Volunteer Opportunities for more information.
 
Please contact the Alumnae Office with questions, suggestions and/or ideas.  We love hearing from you and look forward to seeing you soon and welcoming you back home!
 
 
Alumnae Online Directory
 
The Alumnae Online Directory provides alumnae the opportunity to instantly update their contact, college and career information.  In addition, it serves as an excellent resource to reconnect with fellow alumnae. For any questions please email mcgarcia@carrollton.org. Enjoy!

Latest School News

List of 5 news stories.

  • Alumnae Reunion - Postponed

    As the coronavirus continues to affect our schools, communities and countries, Carrollton has decided to postpone the Alumnae Reunion Weekend scheduled for March 27-29. Please stay tuned and be assured that we will keep you updated as to a newly scheduled date. Read the image attached, and check your emails for more detailed information. 
  • Blessing of the St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Statue

    Isabel Singletary
    On the morning of January 30th, a statue of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne was unveiled to the Carrollton community and blessed in a beautiful ceremony led by Father Robert Vallee. In an alcove on the Duchesne campus, Philippine sits in contemplation at the center of the Rose Philippine Duchesne Prayer Garden. Her serene countenance and prayerful pose inspire all who visit as she holds her profession cross over her heart.

    The generous gift of the Settembrino family, this likeness of Philippine serves as an encouragement to our community to follow her example of such personal generosity, gratitude, and deep spirituality that she transcended the boundaries of her human failings and errors, never allowing herself to be distracted from her calling to make God’s love known in the Americas.

    The morning event was attended by students and parents from all grades, faculty, staff, and Board members. Prayers and invocations were followed by a short re-enactment tableau of Philippine, the pioneer children and Potawatomi she dedicated her life to. The exquisite music of the violin filled the air of a cloudless, perfect morning. If you did not have the chance to attend, you can watch the entire blessing here.
  • Celebrate 2020

    Isabel Singletary
    Celebrate 2020, the 58th anniversary of the founding of Carrollton, was a great success thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Chair Beba Padron and her committee of dedicated volunteers. This year’s theme called “I am:____” showcased the school’s commitment to educate the whole child: intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically. The evening festivities were held for the first time in the Fernandez and Argiz Families Wellness Center which was transformed into a sophisticated party venue rimmed with delicious food buffets, silent auction displays, cigar lounge, specialty scotch bar, and lounge areas. The hundreds of guests who attended danced the night away to the sounds of live music in support of an event that benefits Carrollton’s financial aid program, making possible a Carrollton education for so many of our students. The Commemorative Program displayed here honors the many sponsors, advertisers, and supporters who continue to help ensure the excellence of Sacred Heart education in South Florida. We are grateful for their support of our mission.
  • Spirit Store Donations to Financial Aid Program Reach $50,000

    Isabel Singletary
    The Carrollton Spirit Store is a true labor of love – for the school, for the students, and for merchandising. Started 3 years ago by Pilar Cendoya Alvarez-Mena ’77, the store is housed in the Fernandez and Argiz Families Wellness Center and staffed solely by alumnae volunteers, with the proceeds benefiting the school’s financial aid program.
    Pilar’s history with Carrollton is a long one. She has held many roles in trust; student, alumna, former High School Dean of Students, parent of three lifers, lifelong volunteer, and budding entrepreneur. In this latest role she has succeeded beyond all expectations, as evidenced by the latest contribution of the Spirit Store to the school. In October of this year Pilar presented a check for $10,000, for a total of $50,000 to the financial aid program in the short time since the store’s inception.
    A testament to her and her volunteers’ determination, the Spirit Store has become central to school life. New items, which she sources with great care, are eagerly awaited by parents, students and alumnae alike. An alumnae cocktail reception held in the store at the beginning of the school year has become a special gathering where old friendships are reconnected, and new merchandise is displayed.
    Carrollton is blessed to have Pilar and her team be such an integral part of our daily life. With perennial smiles and eagerness to serve their Alma Mater, these alumnae are examples of giving back to the community that played such a large role in their lives.
  • The Feast of Mater Admirabilis

    Isabel Singletary
    For Sacred Heart students the Fall semester in the academic year is filled with special celebrations and remembrances. In October the Sacred Heart family celebrates the Feast of Mater Admirabilis, a fresco which has captured the hearts and imagination of generations of students. The story of how an unappealing fresco by a young novice came to be known and praised is well known. What might be less repeated is that Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat insisted a rendering of that image be placed in every school around the world with the intent that no matter where one found ourselves in our life’s journey, once one entered a Sacred Heart School, Mater would welcome one home.
    When we see her image, with a mantle on her shoulders, at rest from her chores and eyes downcast, we see a hope filled countenance which comes from her faith in and relationship with her God. She is a wonderful example of the hope that should permeate our daily lives. Students, alumnae and educators alike have benefitted from her daily presence in our lives as her serenity, wisdom, holiness and fealty emanates from her countenance. As we come to understand her knowledge of being God’s Beloved, our relationship to Mater takes a deeper meaning. An intimate bond with Our Lady is a life-long gift we receive as members of the Sacred Heart community.
    The Superior General of the Society in the mid-20th century, Marie-Thérèse de Lescure, RSCJ, wrote this prayer to Mater. May devotion to our Mater support us through all our days.
    Prayer to Mater
    Under the pressure of over-activity
    which at times consumes us, disturbs us, or
    scatters our energies in doing what is visible and accidential, let us
    come to our Mater.
    She is the Mother of the Invisible and
    the Mother of the Essential.
    Let us ask her to detach us, to free us
    from all that is not important,
    to lead us on, and to fix our gaze upon the invisible
    which her own eyes look upon.
    The Invisible Presence, the Invisible Life,
    the Invisible Action, the Invisible Love,
    all those things which are eternal values in us
    and the great realities of faith.
    May she keep us throughout our busy and
    overcrowded days
    in the radiance of things that are not seen
    and firm as if we beheld the Invisible.
    In the midst of non-essentials
    which invite and often distract us,
    we run the risk of encumbering our beings
    and confusing our values.
    May she give us the right understanding of the Essential
    and a hunger for it.
    One thing alone is necessary
    the will of God and the work of God’s love.
    May Mater give us this singleness of vision
    so that we, too, may see
    the Invisible and the Essential in all.
    Amen
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"For the sake of one child, I would have founded the Society."
-Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat