A Word from Mr. Nunan
That All May Be One
As I have shared with our faculty and staff during our opening meetings, and as I have shared with our students at recent all-school gatherings, I am continually moved by the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston—that all may be one. This prayer of Jesus, which is the desire of every human heart and the dream of every major religion, has become not only the hope of our divided world but also the key to our shared survival. We live in a world that is broken—broken not in the sense that it needs to be fixed, but in the sense that it needs to be healed. We are called to be instruments of this healing; we are called to be signs of hope.
This past summer, my wife Nancy and I were blessed to journey to Le Puy, France, to the origins of the Sisters of St. Joseph. We participated a weeklong pilgrimage/conference, learning all about the history, legacy, mission, and influence of the Sisters. Through it all, the focus was on unity, on uniting people with God and with each other. Relationship was at the center; ever-widening circles of love were at the core; an authentic, even radical, sense of inclusion and hospitality were at the heart.
We have said from the very beginning that here at Saint Joseph Prep, “there is no ‘us’ and ‘them’. There is only us, and us includes everyone.” In this way, we are both a witness and a refuge—a witness in our broken, divided world of unity and diversity, of healing and hope; and a refuge for one another, a place where each person is known and loved, welcomed and affirmed.
There are many ways to articulate this, to visualize this, to describe this. I share with you three:
Have a great week, and we’ll see you at Homecoming on Saturday, October 8!