Friday, May 27, 2011
Walking for Life
Ten students plus one professor walk across Canada this summer for life. Eight of these students are from Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy in Barry's Bay, Ontario. The professor is also from the Academy, John Paul Meenan (although the reference to Pierce Brosnan is a little sketchy). This is a great post-secondary school, that parents should really consider when their kids go off to college. The staff at OLSWA have at heart the development of the students' faith life as a priority and they want to equip the next generation with the tools they need to live as faithful Catholic Christians in a world that is post-Christian.
My daughter and family are fortunate enough to live close to this community and they have formed strong relationships with members of the faculty. This is an ideal situation for raising children, to have them right in the middle of a believing community. This is a rarity in today's world. Perhaps the only equivalent would be living with a Mennonite community. But perhaps this is what is going to be necessary in this ever more pagan society.