Last Friday, we had our annual celebration of St. Peter Chanel Day, albeit only for the Class of 2021 due to COVID-19. The event brought food trucks, a King of Pops cart, fun and games, including a relatively intense doubles ping-pong match, and, of course, musical performances on the main stage. Most enjoyable to us on the school staff who were present was the seniors’ demonstration of exuberant conviviality, a genuine, cheerful warmth for their peers, which they expressed in universal applause for those performing and playing.
Since 1901, the generosity of the Marist School community has allowed our school and mission to thrive, carrying forward our longstanding traditions of academic excellence, Catholic education, and Marist spirituality.
The Society of Mary’s core, foundational values inform everything we do at Marist School, teaching our community how to “be Marist” and live the Marist Way. Among these core values is hospitality. Campus Ministry’s Peer Leader program embraces this idea, infusing all they do with “Radical Hospitality.”
Facilitated by Marist School Principal Mr. Kevin Mullally, the Marist Conversation Series features Marist administrators discussing the five priorities of Strategic Plan 2025 and its bold vision of providing a world-class Catholic education that prepares students to lead and serve with compassion, integrity, and a sense of purpose.
This essay is the first of three articles that focus on the Society of Mary's approach to disciplining students while remaining faithful to its call to be instruments of divine mercy. A tall order indeed, but not one that is out of reach.