Monday, March 14, 2016

Marianist Monday

Dear families, You know very well that the true joy which we experience in the family is not superficial; it does not come from material objects, from the fact that everything seems to be going well… True joy comes from a profound harmony between persons, something which we all feel in our hearts and which makes us experience the beauty of togetherness, of mutual support along life’s journey. But the basis of this feeling of deep joy is the presence of God in the family and his love, which is welcoming, merciful, and respectful towards all. God alone knows how to create harmony from differences. But if God’s love is lacking, the family loses its harmony, self-centeredness prevails and joy fades. But the family which experiences the joy of faith communicates it naturally. That family is the salt of the earth and the light of the world; it is the leaven of society. 

Pope Francis

Keeping in mind these words of Pope Francis about the presence of God in the family, our two high schools have sponsored their annual Communion Breakfasts during the Lenten season.

The Communion Breakfast is one of our finest traditions. It is one of the beautiful occasions during the course of the school year when parents, students, and teachers can gather as a school community and share in faith, friendship, and a meal. It is precisely this common faith that unites us.

One heart, one mind
Fortes in Unitate