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A reflection on our school’s Feast Day

“The views we have of the world and the ways we approach life may make a difference to many aspects of our being.  In the basic elements of our lives – in striving to achieve our purposes, in our relationships with others, in our sense of who we are  – our orientation to life makes a difference” (Spirit Matters, Peter Kaldor, Philip Hughes, Alan Black).  These authors are referring to the ideas, beliefs, practices and traditions that we hold and are part of, the way we interpret the experiences we have and indeed the experiences we seek out and make possible  –  in other words, our worldview.  The way we are, begins with the way we look at life.

Today is our school’s Feast Day – Loreto Day – and as we reach out and celebrate who we are by walking alongside others – and this year it is the children and women of Nyumbani Home and Village in Kenya – it is also a time to pause and reflect on our community and the tradition we are part of. 

There is a parable Jesus told about the fig tree:  “Take the fig tree as a parable”, he said, “as soon as its twigs grow supple and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near”. 

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Ms Kerry McCullough

Dean of Mission