Catholic Schools

In honor of Pope Francis' most recent encyclical Laudate Si'     and because it is summer, we share with you the Canticle of St. Francis. 

Happy Summer. 

 

"Canticle of Brother Sun and Sister Moon"

of St. Francis of Assisi

 

Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord, All praise is Yours, all glory, all honour and all blessings.  To you alone, Most High, do they belong, and no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name.

Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures,
especially Sir Brother Sun,
Who is the day through whom You give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour,
Of You Most High, he bears the likeness.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars,
In the heavens you have made them bright, precious and fair.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air,
And fair and stormy, all weather's moods,
by which You cherish all that You have made.

Praised be You my Lord through Sister Water,
So useful, humble, precious and pure.

Praised be You my Lord through Brother Fire,
through whom You light the night and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.

Praised be You my Lord through our Sister,
Mother Earth
who sustains and governs us,
producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.

Praise be You my Lord through those who grant pardon for love of You and bear sickness and trial.
Blessed are those who endure in peace, By You Most High, they will be crowned.

Praised be You, my Lord through Sister Death,
from whom no-one living can escape. Woe to those who die in mortal sin! Blessed are they She finds doing Your Will.  No second death can do them harm.

Praise and bless my Lord and give Him thanks,
And serve Him with great humility.

 

 

Events at the Start of School Year 2015-16

 

New Teacher Orientation            Wednesday, August 12, 2015                   Chancery, 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Mass of the Holy Spirit /                           Friday, August 28, 2015                 Cardinal Newman High School

Professional Development Day                                                                          8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    “Catholic Anthropology”