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May others find in us the shelter and the love that we have been so freely given by those who have mothered us
Thank you for all the wonderful things
You have made:
The whole world, all the people
My home, my school, my friends, my pets.
Give us an abundance of patience as we learn to juggle our teaching, sanitizing, distancing and masking, while trying to be attentive to the needs of our students.
Embrace these students and teachers with your love.
Pour into us unimaginable love and ready us
to nurture the children You entrust to our care.
“[Your charity], it was life a gift from heaven, and is a new proof of the tender watchfulness of that divine Providence, of which we are in truth doubly the children.”
“All that you teach the children must be taught for the greater glory of God and for the good of the children.”
“Love the children first, and then teach them.”
“...I believe Our Lord loves and protects these dear children, who for [God's] love live here in the midst of the thick forest.”
“Show kindness to them [children] and be attentive to their spiritual and physical needs.”
“You must try to invent means of correcting your children, but remember that the most powerful means are rewards: a kind word, an approving glance, a little gesture, is sometimes sufficient to correct what the most severe punishment would not have overcome.”
“Oh, if you could understand the feelings of a mother's heart for a child which is not hers by nature but by grace - the feelings of the heart, I say for the temporal but more especially for the eternal happiness of her child - you would understand what I feel for you.”
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