Jessie Forshee is in the air! At the virtual Gala, she was one of the multiple choice answers to “who was SMA’s and Colorado’s first graduate? “ (And, yes, responders got it right.) Then yesterday I was searching for her photo and found a talk on her that Sister Helen Sanders had given at SMA in 1999. As I read it I thought, she’s the kind of person we hope our students — especially our graduates — are becoming. One-hundred-forty-five years after graduation, Jessie is still a role model for SMA...
We are a school that teaches and acts out the fundamental message of God as taught and lived by Jesus, to love without bounds.
We practice this message in the Catholic Loretto tradition: recognizing the dignity of all people, loving in an inclusive and unconditional way, caring for and respecting all of creation; and where there is injustice, acting for change.
Sister Regina's previous blogs:
January 22: Remembering the Liberation of Auschwitz
December 10: How Do We Move into the Future with Hope?
December 3: Advent Calls Us to Stillness
November 11: School Did Not Open That Day as Planned
November 5: Take Time - Be Grateful for the Ordinary
October 15, 2019: The People Poet Marge Piercy Loves Best...They're Here at SMA!
October 3, 2019: St. Francis and Gandhi: Inspiration for Today
September 15, 2019: "Peace begins with a smile." Mother Teresa
September 4,2019: Friends of Mary: A Loretto Image for Today
August 21, 2019: Faith and Courage to Carry On
A school that believes the fundamental message of God as taught and lived by Jesus, to love without bounds. We practice this message in the Catholic Loretto tradition of putting faith beliefs and spirituality into action through:
- Teaching the message of our faith to love inclusively and unconditionally, to love even those who some consider “outsiders”: the marginalized of society—the poor, those oppressed, without homes, or devalued because of their social status, gender, economic level, sexual orientation, race, or religion.
- Respecting people of all backgrounds. We teach and model respect and understanding of others’ ways of thinking, their beliefs, human longings, sorrows, and joys. This teaching allows for a deeper understanding of others and of one’s own convictions in an increasingly complex, multicultural, and multi-religious world. This learning engenders compassion.
- Creating community by living up to the standard for Christian life: loving as God loves, unconditionally and all-inclusively. We build relationships with others that are characterized by a Godly kind of love: compassionate, just, forgiving, nurturing. The strength and love of our community is felt in the hallways, in our hearts, and in our lives outside of our school walls. On good days and difficult days, the community is a source and a font of strength, and inspiration.
- Making justice more real through the actions of individuals and groups. We are committed to empowering our students and one another to be “bridge builders,” for a world community in need of solidarity and support for fair and just treatment, pursuit of the common good, and advocacy for the poor and most vulnerable among us.
We are a school that celebrates Godly presence and love in our midst through:
- Celebrating God’s presence in Eucharistic celebrations and other prayer opportunities
- Fostering a school culture where each person’s God-given value and dignity is respected and given the opportunity for fullness of expression
- Offering religious studies classes across the divisions in order to foster religious literacy and age appropriate understandings of the ways people experience and share God’s presence
- Dedicating time, talents and resources to serve those in need within and outside of our school community.
In addition to the Prayer Group gatherings there is a 24/7 email prayer chain. Click HERE to submit your prayer requests. There are also prayer boxes located at the entrance of each school.