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Contact: Bill Avington Director of Marketing and Communications 215-978-19 2!



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2t& 3ose%/4s 're%arator5 2c/ool is a Cat/olic1 ur"an1 college %re%arator5 sc/ool for "o5s in '/iladel%/ia& )n t/e tradition of t/e 3esuit %riests ./o founded t/e sc/ool1 -/e 're%4s mission is to develo% t/e minds1 /earts1 souls and c/aracters of 5oung men in t/eir %ursuit of "ecoming Men for and .it/ =t/ers& >or more information1 go to ...&s$%re%&org&