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Headmistress's Letter

February 2018

It is serendipitous that Ash Wednesday and St. Valentine’s Day are the same day this year. I think we are being invited to recognize what the two observances have in common.

Tradition holds that Saint Valentine was imprisoned by Roman soldiers because he was a follower of Christ. He smuggled notes out of prison urging the Christian community of Rome to stay strong while he was imprisoned. We send messages and cards on this day to remember that the Christian community of Rome endured hardship for our faith.

On Ash Wednesday the church urges us to pray, do good works and fast to foster mindfulness of God’s presence.

Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day have the same focus: love. Love is sometimes chocolates and flowers but more often love is doing for others; sacrificing for family, enduring hardship and extending ourselves to others.

May we enter Lent seeking to become more loving, hopeful, patient and faithful.

Love in Action
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Romans 12:9-13

Sincerely,

 

Sister Barbara Rogers

Headmistress

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It is serendipitous that Ash Wednesday and St. Valentine’s Day are the same day this year. I think we are being invited to recognize what the two observances have in common.

Tradition holds that Saint Valentine was imprisoned by Roman soldiers because he was a follower of Christ. He smuggled notes out of prison urging the Christian community of Rome to stay strong while he was imprisoned. We send messages and cards on this day to remember that the Christian community of Rome endured hardship for our faith.

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Dear Parents,

I want to share with you the results of our New England Association of Schools and Colleges evaluation last fall:

MAJOR COMMENDATIONS

The Visiting Committee commends Newton Country Day School for:

  • The School’s exemplary commitment to the mission and the Goals of the Sacred Heart Network, which is a living reality in every aspect of school life.
  • The rigorous, nurturing, and individualized program that prepares the girls for future success through intellectual, aesthetic, physical, spiritual, and service opportunities.
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Syria, Puerto Rico, Houston and Nigeria are a few of the world situations which cry out to heaven for consolation. Awareness of and response to the needs of our broken world is a serious call to all believers.

Here at the School, our service opportunities during Advent offer a response to calls for help. Works of mercy are essential to the life of faith. Through our participation in wrapping toys for St. Patrick’s Parish in Lawrence,volunteering at Christmas in the City, and collecting food and gifts for families at Harbor Point, we extend God’s compassion to those in need of hope.

Read More about December 2017