From the Head of Middle School (Issue 12 2016)
Written on the 18 August 2016
The Feast of the Assumption
Our attitudes towards young people find their inspiration in Mary. By relating to young people in a Marial manner, we become the face of Mary to them. In contemplating Mary in the Scriptures we fill ourselves with her spirit.
Like Mary of Nazareth, who guided Jesus with tenderness and maternal love, we are called by her to bring her love and guidance to those we serve by welcoming others into our lives.
Like Mary of the Cenacle, we approach our work with an unselfish spirit. We seek always to be open to the Holy Spirit, working tirelessly for the communion of all people, encouraging all to go out to the world and tell the Good News.
Like Mary of the Visitation, we go without delay into the "hill country" of the lives of young people, bringing them news of the justice and faithful mercy of God.
Like Mary of the Annunciation, we reflect upon our experiences, listening for God's voice and experiencing God's love for us. We place our trust in God and receive the spiritual energy we need as Mary did.
Like Mary of the Wedding Feast of Cana, we are attentive to the needs around us and "do whatever he tells us." (Extracts taken from "Water from the Rock")
Have a great week.