“The Christian vision of man is, in fact, a great ‘yes’ to the dignity of persons called to an intimate filial communion of humility and faithfulness. The human being is not a self-sufficient individual nor an anonymous element in the group. Rather he is a unique and unrepeatable person, intrinsically ordered to relationships and sociability. (Pope Benedict XVI, Address, 1/19/2013)
“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” (John Donne, Devotions, 1624)
• Human beings are social beings. We are not isolated autonomous individuals living in vacuums. We belong to each other.
• Our approach to education emphasizes interconnectedness, collaboration, and community.
• We form students to accept responsibility for being part of the human family and to exercise care for the environment, our common home.
• The central fundamental relationship for every human being is his or her relationship with God our Creator. We help students discover and enter into a deep, dynamic, and personal relationship with God.