Send off: Network of Sacred Heart students head home after week in NOLA exploring theme of Race, Poverty and Culture

We gathered this morning for our closing prayer which included a ritual I myself participated in as a chaperone with our own students from Stuart Hall High School in San Francisco. “My NOLA in 6 words” (shout out to my former SHHS colleague and fellow Sacred Heart Associate, Ray O’Connor) is an opportunity for the students to synthesize their experience into 6 words. Here’s what they wrote:It was sad to say good-bye, and yet the reason we gathered these students from our Sacred Heart schools was to send them back to their own school communities to discover their own “Katrina” moments and continue the work of transformation. It was rewarding for us as Sacred Heart educators to see the growth in such a short period of time. We look forward to welcoming them back to Duchesne House with their respective school groups for future service opportunities. New Orleans is an amazing city, “neutral ground” where we welcome groups to learn about her rich history through thoughtful reflection and heartfelt action. In partnership with our our guests, we renew our commitment to the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart: “to Discover and Reveal the love of God” through the work of education. Safe travels and come back soon!Sergio Vasquez and Sr. Bonnie Kearney, Duchesne House

One thought on “Send off: Network of Sacred Heart students head home after week in NOLA exploring theme of Race, Poverty and Culture

  1. Thank you for taking such good care of Morgan, giving her a wonderful experience and enlightening her in so many ways. Francine Wilkens

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s