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Anna Anderson

Anna Anderson, Spirit on Fire Columnist

Anna Anderson is a senior at Academy. After being a contributing columnist for Achona since her freshman year, Anna is looking forward to continuing to write in college in some capacity – as soon as she figures out where she wants to go. Anna’s discerning religious life while simultaneously being a normal high school student, as God works through the ordinary. She loves drinking coffee and chatting with people, so feel free to stop her in the hallway and she’ll plan a time to do both with you! Her column is  “Spirit on Fire.” 

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God cares about you having healthy friendships.

Authentic Friendship

Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist
December 2, 2022
The Peer Ministry Retreat, centered around abiding and pruning, was a great experience and the perfect way to start a school year.

Life Happens. But God is Still There.

Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist
September 7, 2022
St. Augustine’s March for Life was a very powerful experience.

Uniting To Advocate for Change

Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist
January 27, 2022
This retreat brought us closer to God and to each other.

“Kai-High” from Kairos III

Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist
January 12, 2022
Child-like faith helps us to see our faith more clearly.

3 Year Olds, Special Blessings, and the Eucharist

Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist
December 13, 2021
Advent is coming along, and it’s time for us to do something about it.

Advent Preparations — I’m Late Too

Anna Anderson, Contributing Columnist
December 8, 2021
Let’s be authentically grateful not only this Thanksgiving, but everyday.

True Gratitude for an Authentic Life

Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist
November 19, 2021
Technically we are all clumps of cells, so that phrase does not make it ok to kill a baby.

2363: “Before I formed you in the womb”

Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist
November 4, 2021
I realized that, even if the stress is unrelated, this helps every time.

An Unexpected Way to Find Peace When Anxious

Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist
March 17, 2021
Be still.

Let Him Hold You in the Storm

Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist
March 2, 2021
Jessica Long has a beautiful story.

Positive Super Bowl Commercials

Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist
February 16, 2021
He wants to heal you.

Jesus is not the DMV

Anna Anderson, Contributing Columnist
February 12, 2021
These students went to the cathedral for the beautiful pro-life Mass.

Abortion is a Spiritual Issue

Anna Anderson, Contributing Columnist
February 9, 2021
Let Him love you.

Stressed? Anxious?

Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist
January 26, 2021
 “Sometimes it is hard to have the courage to seek what is calling you, but know that Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and Mary are with you every step of the way.” -Sr. Janet Keller

The Sister Series Part 3

Anna Anderson, Contributing Columnist
December 1, 2020
Sr. Léonie Thérèse and Sr. Anne Weis with their family.

Sister Sisters: The Sister Series Part II

Anna Anderson, Contributing Columnist
November 12, 2020
We all need peace in this uncertainty of the election.

Finding Peace in Election Uncertainty

Anna Anderson, Contributing Columnist
November 7, 2020
There are many feast days in October. These are a few of the most well-known feasts.

October Saints

Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist
October 22, 2020
Aunt Sr. Mary holding my brother, John Paul, when he was a baby.

Family: The Sister Series Part 1

Anna Anderson, Contributing Columnist
October 6, 2020
The Chapel is always open for students to come and pray, from the early morning to after school.

Finding Warmth: A Reflection

Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist
September 14, 2020
Fatima: A Movie Review (No Spoilers!)

Fatima: A Movie Review (No Spoilers!)

Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist
September 8, 2020
We need to stand by a candidate who shares the same beliefs as us, but we cannot allow it to take all of our time and become toxic.

When your world is surrounded by politics

Anna Anderson, Contributing Columnist
August 28, 2020
The coronavirus has been poorly affecting everyone. In this time, though, we need to see positivity in our world more than ever.

Focusing on the Good in a Time of Negativity

Anna Anderson, Freshmen Contributing Staff Writer
May 20, 2020
Caption: Fr. Rob Galea is impacting many around the world, including some of the students and teachers at the Academy of the Holy Names.

“The Singing Priest” Impacts AHN Students and Teachers

Anna Anderson, Contributing Freshman Staff Writer
May 19, 2020
Senior Emily Nash created an Instagram account just to share her thoughts and love for Jesus with the world.

Bible Beans: A Senior’s Way of Spreading Faith

Anna Anderson, Contributing Freshman Staff Writer
April 30, 2020
Sock Religious also has links to Catholic Saint themed shirts from That One Sheep.

Sock Religious Offers a New Way to Show Your Faith

Anna Anderson, Contributing Freshman Staff Writer
February 4, 2020
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