Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer
A cornerstone of Ricean spirituality is a deep and personal commitment to Mary, the Mother of God.
During May we celebrate the Month of Mary, Feast of Blessed Edmund Rice and Mothers’ Day. As a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition, such a time is a wonderful opportunity for our Terrace Family to celebrate our identify and the important role mothers play within our community.
Tomorrow morning, the students and staff of the College will gather for a whole school mass in the Campbell Centre to give thanks for the life of Blessed Edmund Rice and the gifts of the Christian Brothers. As we gather, we will take a moment to consider the other 170 000 students, from five other continents, who will also gather tomorrow to celebrate the life and spirit of our common founder, Blessed Edmund Rice. Tomorrow we will be galvanised in celebrations with students and teachers of schools in North America, South America, Ireland, England, East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, India, and New Zealand.
Our celebrations tomorrow will be an extra special one. Tomorrow we will also bless our new ‘Westcourt’ building. Know that when you visit ‘Westcourt’ – the new Terrace Shop and the new Book Hire location, you are in some ways travelling back in time. Travelling back to the family home of Edmund Rice. Just like you and me, our childhoods have formed and shaped us. We were enriched and encouraged by our parents and our guardians. The four walls of Edmund’s family home in ‘Westcourt’ enriched and encouraged him to act justly, love tenderly and to walk humbly with God.
A cornerstone of Ricean spirituality is a deep and personal commitment to Mary, the Mother of God. In conjunction with tomorrow’s Blessed Edmund Rice Feast Day Mass, throughout May there will be Tuesday morning masses dedicated to mothers. These Masses, celebrated for Senior students and their mothers or carers, will be held in thanksgiving for the sacred relationship of mother and son.
Happy Blessed Edmund Rice Feast Day for tomorrow!
Live, Jesus, in our hearts…..forever!