Reflection and more
teach me to be generous;
teach me to serve You as You deserve;
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labour and not to ask for reward
save that of knowing I am doing Your Will.
St Ignatius of Loyola
On Tuesday 31 July the Church celebrates the life of the great saint, St Ignatius of Loyola. St Ignatius was born in 1491 in Castile, Spain and died on July 31 1556 in Rome. He was one of the great figures in the Catholic Reformation, a Spanish theologian and the founder of the Society of Jesus or the Jesuits.
Kelly House is named after Fr Kelly SJ the parish priest of St Mary’s North Sydney. It was Fr Kelly who asked the Marist Brothers to open the school on this site in 1888. As we celebrate our 130 years of Marist Education in North Sydney it is good to remember the great connections that we have with the Jesuit Fathers.
Over the 130 years it is entirely possible that almost every important Mass that has been said for our College has been led by a Jesuit priest. Over this long period of time there would have been great friendships formed between the early Jesuit Fathers of the parish and our founding Marist Brothers.
Last Friday, some members of Kelly House gathered in the Faith Formation Room for prayer where the Faith and Solidarity Captain Ethan Cook and the Kelly House Captain Cameron Jenkins led a brief reflective prayer on the life of St Ignatius.
Assembly Last Week
We hold our Assemblies a few times every term. In preparation for our last Assembly I was speaking with Mr Grech who rightly felt that that it may run short and we may have time for a brief House Meeting afterwards. This didn’t happen because we had an unusual Assembly. Each Assembly has a theme and they are in many ways unique. This Assembly came together with different items and it was very special.
The Assembly prayer was led by the College Captain, Felix Jenney, and Vice Captain, Riley Sanders. Riley spoke about the importance of integrity. Integrity is one of the words that is featured in the 2018 College Theme designed by the student leaders. Click here for Riley’s prayer.