With the easing of restrictions announced on Friday 13 November, we were able to restructure our graduation events to allow the cohort to celebrate together with two parents/carers. We were so grateful to Fr Gerry Kalinowski, who made himself available at such short notice to celebrate Mass. One of real highlights was a recorded video message by Sr Clare Nolan, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Charity and Alumni of MSM, to our 2020 graduating class. An extract of her message is below:
At this point I was asked to offer a prayer or a blessing for the graduating class. But I think that a verse from the prophet Isaiah might say better and more succinctly what I would like you to reflect on: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Do not be dismayed… Be brave…. Trust… Love. Those four things will help you through.
And remember St Catherine of Siena: “Be who God meant you to be and set the world on fire!”
In conclusion, I hope that the next stages of your life journeys are both positive and fiery and that you always feel connected to MSM. Like me, you can now count yourself as alumnae of this wonderful College.
As the College year comes rapidly to a close, I wish all Alumni and their families a Blessed Christmas and a safe and happy holiday. May 2021 be filled with peace, joy, and hope.
In Faith and Love