“Community is first of all a quality of the heart.
It grows from the spiritual knowledge that we are alive
not for ourselves but for one another.”
As the nights lengthen and days become shorter
preparations begin for the coming winter.
It is also the season of “thanks-giving” –
a perfect time to pause, slow the pace, count blessings
and feel gratitude for the abundance in our lives …
family, friends, listening hearts, shared stories,
the lingering colors in nature, plentiful food and water,
those who have gone before us making our very existence possible,
all we hold dear in the silence of our hearts . . .
Let us remember to live in gratitude each day through our
generosity of spirit, compassionate responses and service to others.
Wishing you a most thoughtful and happy Thanksgiving –
Marist School and the Admissions Office Team
Quotation by Henri J.M. Nouwen from “Bread for the Journey.”
Art: “One Sacred Community” by Mary Southard, CSJ
e-message from Ministry of the Arts