Feast of Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac. Friday 15th May marked the Feast of Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac, a day to commemorate her legacy and inspiration; a day when all the Notre Dame Schools in the world unite in celebration of a person whose life has been a witness of living in an extraordinary way loving God and others.
Our foundress, St. Jeanne lived a life exemplifying the faithful response to God’s grace in the different stages throughout her life. From a child who continually tried to keep the flame of faith alive in difficult times; being a faithful wife for 24 years and mother of 5 children, creating a home of love and faith; as a widow, bearing new responsibilities with trust in God’s help to being a religious and foundress of the Order of the Company of Mary Our Lady dedicated to the education of children and youth, with a special focus on the needs of women.
We are so fortunate to be a part of this inspirational mission of St. Jeanne de Lestonnac, and we enjoyed celebrating her Feast Day today with the whole school and the whole community around the world.
With the celebration of this Feast, we also give thanks for our own Sisters of the Company of Mary Our Lady that belong to our school community and for the good work they do here and throughout the world.
Afterwards, celebrating 50 years we were honoured to welcome the architect Mr Jeff McCormack and his wife, Anne to a special blessing to commemorate the building of our chapel.
Skype with Argentina
Year 10 girls were able to converse in Spanish with one of our sister schools in Argentina via Skype. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and also discovered that the students there seem to really like watching Dr Who! We hope that this will be the first of many skype conversations within the worldwide Company of Mary Our Lady Community.
The Juniors finished the day by watching a specially commissioned film on the life and legacy of St Jeanne, in the Montaigne Theatre. This featured pupils from Notre Dame as well as children from around the world.