Dear Parents, Students and Staff ,
Welcome back to Term 2. I hope you all had a very enjoyable and restful break. I encourage students to give their personal best throughout the term. Our St Agnes Way of Being articulates in our pillars of integrity and compassion, that we all aspire to grow and support one another.
Last Sunday we celebrated Mothers Day; it has been celebrated in Australia on the second Sunday of May since 1924. However, Catholics have been celebrating mothers since the early beginning of the Church. In Catholic tradition, the month of May is dedicated to Mary. Chosen by God above all other women, Mary’s faith and obedience paved the way for the Incarnation. Her example teaches us faith, obedience, humility and most of all, how to love.
A Mothers Day Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, You chose to put yourself—tiny, needy and helpless—into the nurturing and watchful hands of a human mother. Since then, every act of mothering, both physical and spiritual, in every time and every corner of the world recollects Mary’s. Inspired by this example, we, too, honour our mothers and mother figures today. Bless these women, that they may be strengthened as Christian mothers and nurturers. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters, honour them always with a spirit of profound respect.
We ask this in your holy name. Amen.