Proud of our Felician-Franciscan roots, OLSH looks forward to celebrating Mission & Heritage Week every school year. This year’s celebrations began with a full-school Mass in the OLSH chapel on October 4th, Feast Day of St. Francis. St. Francis was a large focus throughout the week, as students visited his relic housed behind the chapel, received prayer cards so that they may take him with them wherever they may go, and viewed a special video, which featured members of the Theology department talking about the life and legacy of Francis.
Throughout the week, students reflected on the Core Values and several Franciscan/Felician saints in Theology classes, and walked to the cemetery on campus to pray a decade of the Rosary in thanksgiving for the dedication and ministry, as well as the repose of the souls, of our deceased Felician Sisters. This has become a very special tradition at OLSH.
Rounding out the week, a small group of seniors attended lunch with the Felician Sisters in the convent on the Feast Day of Blessed Mary Angela, the foundress of the Felician Order. Students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to wear brown or tan tops to school to show solidarity with the Felician Sisters, and students viewed another video which highlighted the selfless life of Blessed Angela. The video encouraged us to keep her legacy alive by serving where we are needed.
Discovering Saint Francis:Discovering Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska: