“ Show yourself at all time glad and joyful for almighty God loves a cheerful giver.” Mary Ward
Mary Ward’s week was greeted and marked with great enthusiasm in all the Loreto schools in Mauritius.
The value of JOY was chosen for this year. In all our Loreto schools and development Centers (7 secondary schools, 2 primary and 2 development Centers) Mary Ward’s week has started with a special morning assembly for all the students and staff : There was a thanksgiving prayer for our foundress Mary Ward with a joyful song, the message of Sr. Christine, the provincial was read and well valued.
A special poster on Joy with a few photos of students from one of our Loreto College Port Louis taken on the occasion of 170th anniversary of the presence of Loreto Sisters in Mauritius was launched in each school.
Activities have been prepared for all the students of different grades (quiz on Mary Ward’s life, games ‘Jeu de mots’, representing Mary Ward’s values on a poster with reflection and sharing. For the newcomers a power point on Mary Ward’s life was presented. During this week the students were motivated to get involved in these activities and to know more on Mary Ward’s life. Even the Province library ‘Médiathèque Mary Ward’ was well visited by the students and teachers who were looking for materials on Mary Ward’s life.
Schools who organized a Eucharist celebration for the beginning of the year have taken JOY as their theme and Mary Ward who has been faithful and joyful to serve the Lord has been well emphasized.
We’ll continue to reflect on the value of JOY during the whole year 2016.
Sr Thérèse YAW