WITH EYES OF FAITH
"With eyes of faith consider the greatness of your mission
and the wonderful amount of good which you can accomplish."
- Blessed Basil Moreau
At the very heart of the Christian message is the proclamation that God humbled Himself and became human; to be with us and invite us into relationship with Him (Philippians 2:5-8). The message of the Gospel is, at its core, about a relationship between God and humanity. Similarly, a central pillar of our Holy Cross Mission is a call to build relationships rooted in that same Lord’s love and a commitment to that same spirit of humility.
As a Holy Cross community, we are guided by our mission. Each school year, our community selects a theme to guide us, and to remind us of our Holy Cross mission, and to highlight one of the four pillars of our mission; Faith, Excellence, Relationships and Servant Leadership. For this school year, we are focusing the pillar of Excellence.
What does it mean to be excellent as a Holy Cross Community? It means to live out the mission that God has entrusted us with. And it means that we will live in a way that is guided by our faith, trusting that God will be with as we walk with God this year. As the Holy Cross Constitutions remind us, “Our mission is the Lord’s and so is the strength for it.”
As we begin this school year, we look forward With Eyes of Faith, looking for ways to serve God and each other as we live out our Holy Cross Mission together.
“You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses it’s taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lamp stand, where it gives light to the whole house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see good deeds and glorify your heavenly father.” - Matthew 5:14-16
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” - 1 Peter 2:9
“Finally, all of you, be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another, compassionate, humble. Do not return evil for evil, or insult for insult, but, on the contrary, a blessing, because to this you were called, that you might inherit a blessing.”
- 1 Peter 3:8-9
“The journey begins before our profession and ends only at our resurrection. We would be created anew to the point when we can say, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” It is the Lord who gives us both the desire and the accomplishment. For our part we must submit to the wisdom and the discipline that will purify us of our selfishness and will make us wholehearted in the service of His people.” - Constitutions 6:59
“We pronounce our [commitment to the mission] in a moment, but living for the sake of the kingdom is the work of a lifetime. That fulfillment demands of us more than the mere wish, more even than the firm decision. It demands the conversion of our habits, our character, our attitudes, our desires.” - Constitutions 6:57
“Education is the art of helping young people to completeness; for the Christian, this means education is helping a young person to be more like Christ, the model of all Christians.” - Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C.