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.

Crossroads Canada

h/t LifeSiteNews


Jenna said...

I had to read the article to find out what the deal was about Pierce Brosnan. Since John-Henry is a personal friend of John-Paul's, the joke is a little less weird, but no one else would know that! Plus we students used to say he looks more like Tom Cruise! Ha!

But what you say about Barry's Bay is so true. It makes me feel a little wistful because Nova Scotia has such a farflung Catholic community and has nothing CLOSE to St. Hedwig's.

Elena said...

The Pierce Brosnan reference made me laugh as well. I still say that JPM most closely resembles Don Bosco in the Arch children books.