Option for the Poor: Standing Side by Side as Family

Fr. James King, C.S.C. explained that "Zeal fuels us to overcome fear and sacrifice our preferences for the needs of our brothers and sisters when mere human logic fails and we find ourselves compelled to follow the truer impulses of our hearts.." Having embraced the theme of zeal, our hearts are ready to stand side by side with our brothers and sisters as one Holy Cross family!
 
HOLY CROSS INSPIRATIONS: Zeal fuels us to overcome fear and sacrifice our preferences for the needs of our brothers and sisters when mere human logic fails and we find ourselves compelled to follow the truer impulses of our hearts." Fr. James King, C.S.C. in Holy Cross and Christian Education
 
Constitution 2:12: "As disciples of Jesus we stand side by side with all people. Like them we are burdened by the same struggles and beset by the same weaknesses; like them we are made new by the same Lord’s love; like them we hope for a world where justice and love prevail.”
 
Let us, then, stand in closely united ranks and, far from separating and scattering, let us live in such a manner that, as it sees the members of our family, the world may say of us as the Gentiles said of the first Christians: “See how they love one another!” - Circular Letters of the Very Reverend Basil Antony Mary Moreau, 170.
 
SCRIPTURAL INSPIRATIONS:
2 Corinthians 8:9
Mark 12:41-44
Matthew 24
Luke 21:1-4
 
Grow In Competence: Embracing our GA Mission, we are invited as a community to grow in competence about the deeper meaning of this charism by joining the summer community read. Paul Farmer, the protagonist of the book said, “With rare exceptions, all of your most important achievements on this planet will come from working with others- or, in a word, partnership." The charism of option for the poor invites us to experience the hope, joy, and beauty that comes from true partnership, and the Farmer's witness to this serves as an inspiration for us all.
 
Act with Courage: How will you integrate this Mission theme into your life? Whether in academics, athletics, advancement or admissions, this Mission theme can inspire you and provide a unifying foundation for our community.
 
Gilmour is a community where asking for help and taking advantage of resources are celebrated. We recognize that one of the best ways to learn deeply is to teach someone else, and we encourage our students to teach and lead. We gather as family at Convocation and on Friday afternoons in the Lower School. Our Mission challenges us to have the competence to see the needs of others (social, physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, etc.) and the courage to use our gifts and talents to respond.
“With rare exceptions, all of your most important achievements on this planet will come from working with others- or, in a word, partnership." - Paul Farmer PIH.org

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An independent, Catholic, coed, day and boarding school in the Holy Cross tradition. Toddler-Grade 12.