Visit to St. Mary’s Secondary School, Killester

With the 5th Year Prefects of Holy Faith Secondary School
On Thursday 5th of February, myself and Sr. Elizabeth, my colleague in the Office for Religious made a visit to St. Mary’s Secondary School in Killester to make a small presentation and to thank the staff and students for their contribution in making the Day of Consecrated Life such a success.
The students made 500 St. Brigid’s crosses which were then distributed after the Mass on Sunday. We know from the emails and the messages from the religious around that they were deeply appreciated.
Upon our arrival at the school we were treated to a melody of some of the songs which the 2nd year students were practising for Emmanuel 2015. After that another treat awaited with homemade desserts from the girls to accompany our mid-morning coffee. We had some time to talk with the girls and listen to some of the feedback which they have received after their cross-making marathon! It seems that they had great fun making the crosses, even if some of the girls were dreaming of making them in their sleep! Together with their teachers, they listened attentively also as we shared some of our experiences from the religious congregations that we represent. The girls also shared with us some of the projects which they are involved in as a school. One such project that they are involved in promotes good mental health and breaking the cycle of suicide. They have also made a great video which can be seen here.

We wish the girls all the best for their future, thanking them once more for their kindness and time in making the Day of Consecrated Life 2015  a day to remember.