School Feast Day - Feast of Blessed Anne Marie Javouhey
This Friday as a school we will celebrate the feast of Blessed Anne Marie Javouhey.
We will start the day with a Liturgy with our special Cluny Sisters joining us. Students will then learn more about the needs in Fiji. The middle block students will be doing a variety of service activities, followed by fun games in the afternoon.
We would love whanau to join us for the day or part of the day.
Mufti day to raise funds for the Cluny Sisters work in Fiji. Gold coin donation please.
Blessed Anne Marie Javouhey Feast day 15 July
In 1800... One night she heard a voice say, “You will accomplish great things for me.” A few nights later, St. Teresa of Ávila with black, brown, and bronze children appeared to her. “God wants you to found a congregation to care for these children,” said the saint.
In 1801, Nanette and her three natural sisters opened a school for poor children near Chamblanc. During the next decade she ran two day schools and an orphanage. In 1812 she founded the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny. In 1817, Mother Javouhey sent sisters to the African island of Reunion to open her first missionary outpost.
Anne-Marie Javouhey spent the last years of her life in France directing the work of her burgeoning congregation. When she died in 1851, her sisters were in thirty-two countries and colonies www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/saints/saints-stories-for-all-ages/blessed-anne-marie-javouhey
We start next term with some key dates on our calendar:
Week 2 - Tuesday 1st August: Grandparents/Grandfriends Liturgy 10am - phone the Grandparents and Grandfriends now to invite them along.
Week 3 - Tuesday 8 August: New Families Liturgy 10am.
Week 4 - Friday 18 August: Assumption Mass at St Mary’s Immaculate Church 9.30am.
Catholic Character Review
During week three we welcome our Catholic Character Reviewers who will be at school for three days.
Please keep our students in your prayers as they prepare for the sacrament of Eucharist.