OLSH kicked off Mission & Heritage Week with a special video and prayers on WCHR on Monday. Morning prayers throughout the week continued to focus on Mission & Heritage Week to keep students aware of the importance of valuing the Felician Sisters’ mission. On Tuesday, the whole school gathered together for Mass in the chapel to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. OLSH is firmly rooted in the Catholic faith and Felician-Franciscan tradition, and derives important values from St. Francis.
Freshmen students in the fall semester of Mrs. Steuernagel’s Felician Core Values class participated in a campus cleanup on Wednesday. Students picked up trash and pulled weeds around the school building to keep our campus looking beautiful. Taking care of our earth and keeping the campus clean falls in line with our core value of Justice & Peace (“re-creating a sustainable environment”). Also on Wednesday, classes walked to the Sisters’ cemetery to pray a decade of the rosary together, praying for peace for those Sisters who have passed.
Mrs. Price accompanied four students over to the Convent on Thursday to enjoy lunch with the Sisters. The group had a wonderful time learning about each Sister and the history of the Felician order, as well as the 90 year history of OLSH.
Mission & Heritage Week is always a special time at OLSH, as we take the time to reflect on what our community is about and how we can all be stewards of the Gospel.