Welcoming Bishop Burbidge to Campus

On Thursday, November 3, The Heights welcomed Bishop Michael Burbidge to campus for the first time since he was installed as prelate of the Diocese of Arlington in nearby northern Virginia. His Excellency offered Holy Mass in the morning for the entire student body and faculty in our courtyard. During his homily, Bishop Burbidge expounded on the gospel of Luke and spoke of Saint Martin de Porres whose feast day fell on the day of the bishop’s visit. Bishop Burbidge called for each student to be a model of charity through specific acts of service towards their family, classmates, and teachers. Afterwards, Bishop Burbidge toured the campus with Headmaster Alvaro de Vicente and other faculty members. His Excellency surprised some students with a visit to their classrooms and asked thought provoking questions, such as, “What makes The Heights a unique education?” and “What is the role of the student body government on campus?” Bishop Burbidge concluded his extended visit by joining teachers and staff in the faculty lounge for lunch.