Tuesday, August 25
“Epochs of transition must keep us on the alert. They ask us to keep our eyes open upon the distant horizons, our minds listening to seize every indication that can enlighten us; reading, reflection, searching, must never stop; the mind must keep flexible in order to lose nothing…so let us not rest on our beautiful past.”
Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ, 1914
The final months of last year’s school year were challenging at many levels. The uncertainty and physical isolation caused by the pandemic demanded that our students needed to abruptly shift gears while our faculty accompanied our STARS in their journey as virtual learners.
Mother Stuart, a Religious of the Sacred Heart, had great insight over 100 years ago when she noted that we need to be attentive with both mind and heart to “every indication that might enlighten us”. Never before have flexibility and faith, resilience and attentiveness, and critical thinking and collaboration been so important as they are now.
Throughout those weeks and months, our SCA educators demonstrated their responsibility in supporting the education of each student. They believe that their fundamental responsibility is to form young women to follow and develop their feminine genius.
This epoch of change ignited by COVID-19 demands that excellence in education continues to be a priority. Anything less would be an affront to our mission and vision. To educate here at SCA is to form young women in the image of God and guiding them to authentic femininity. Today we stand Stronger Together in our return to campus for the 2020-2021 school year.