The Instructor

Miss Carissa Bruno is a Traditional Catholic who was homeschooled for all of her education from kindergarten through twelfth grade. She received her B.A. in Natural Sciences/ Mathematics. She studied Latin in grade school, high school, and college. In addition to teaching math, English grammar, phonics, and Latin, Miss Carissa really enjoys teaching sessions about Our Blessed Mother, the Holy Angels, the saints, different seasons in the Liturgical Year, etc. She looks forward to sharing her love of these subjects with others.

St. Mary's Academy

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Session Payment and Registration

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The session is $45/per family.

Online Saints' Session Group Class
The Fourteen Holy Helpers (Part 1)

with Miss Carissa

In Part 1 (this session), we will be studying these seven of the Fourteen Holy Helpers:

  • St. Giles (Aegidius)

  • St. Eustace

  • St. Denis

  • St. Cyriacus

  • St. Christopher

  • St. Catherine

  • St. Barbara

In Part 2 (a future session), we will be studying these seven of the Fourteen Holy Helpers:

  • St. Blaise

  • St. Pantaleon

  • St. George

  • St. Achatius

  • St. Erasmus

  • St. Vitus (Guy)

  • St. Margaret

This is a 7-8 week term starting in September.

All ages are welcome to participate!


In this class the student will learn:

• Vocabulary (study the more difficult words in the readings)

• Reading Comprehension (complete exercises which help the student understand what happened in the readings)

• Catechism (memorize Catechism questions concerning topics covered in the readings) and/or Sacred Scripture (read parts of Sacred Scripture which are suggested by the book material)

• Catholic Practices and Prayers (learn different practices to do and memorize different Catholic prayers)

• Geography (map out the saint’s travels/location)



• Live video sessions are held each week and assignments will be shared online.

• This term is 7-8 weeks.

• Sessions are about 30 minutes in length.

• Tuition is $45 per family per session and is due before the first class.

• Tuition is for all students in one family!


Days/Times of classes: TBD


"We have done several sessions with Miss Carissa and she is a wonderful teacher. We have really enjoyed the content and the thoroughness she provides of the subject matter. We love how fun she makes each class with games and supplemental activities to enrich the learning. The handouts are fantastic, restating the lesson taught with extracurricular worksheets to solidify the information learned. Sometimes we have experienced having her sister teach the kids traditional music as well, which has been a real gift. Highly recommend her courses!"