A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Monday, July 05, 2004

Young woman, consider teaching Christ

"Over the past 140 years, the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia have given the fruits of their contemplation in the apostolate of Catholic education. With a love of Truth and a dedication to the Church, the sisters have brought generations of young people the message of Christ.

"Today the Church calls religious to proclaim this message with new vigor in what our Holy Father has called 'the New Evangelization.' Over the past three years in recognition of the Great Jubilee of Our Lord’s birth, the leadership of St. Cecilia Congregation has responded with the extension of our presence in five additional schools.

"The Congregation is presently in 25 schools across nine states; teaching children and young adults from pre-school through college level; in schools both suburban and inner city, private and diocesan.

"Our mission encompasses the following goals:

"To enlighten minds and inspire hearts with a love of the Truth and, most especially, the person of Christ, the source of all truth.

"To encourage reverence for the Eucharist, devotion to Mary and fidelity to the Church.

"To promote a greater awareness of the sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person.

"To provide students with the freedom of a liberal education so that with the development of skills and a strong academic foundation they may fulfill their God-given vocation.

"To encourage the promotion of an authentic Catholic culture and thereby enable students to appreciate all that is good, true and beautiful.

"To strengthen family life by offering support, guidance and instruction to parents in their role as the primary educators of their children."

From the website of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia.