July 1, 2015 – From Sr. Carole Anne Griswold
Pope Francis says in The Joy of the Gospel, Salvation came to us from the “yes” uttered by a lowly maiden from a small town on the fringes of a great empire. The Savior was born in a manger, in the midst of animals. . . (p. 99). Mary, who brought him into the world with great faith, also accompanies the rest of her offspring, those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus. (p. 138).
“Yes”! How many times in your life have you uttered that response to God? In the day-to-day it may be many times in your small decisions and actions. At other times, it may be about major decisions in your life-change in ministry, living situations, how to carry out the Gospel message.
We welcome a person into our ministries who has uttered “Yes” to her God and accepted a call to be the new president of Magnificat High School. Jen Halliday has lived Mary’s Magnificat in the world and knows the meaning of those words. She trusts that Mary will accompany her in this part of her life journey as she strives to “bear testimony to Jesus”.
In a conversation with Jen, however, she is eager to explore more deeply what it means to learn, lead and serve in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat (MHS Mission). What do those words, in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat, mean to you? As the HM community prayer, how do we translate these words into our life?
(If you wish to share your reflection on these words with Jen to support her growing knowledge of, and passion to live in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat, you may email her at JHalliday@maghs.org)