Celebrations of the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Act as if everything depended on you; trust as if everything depended on God. St. Ignatius of Loyola

Held at the end of July every year, the Ignatian Week hosts a plethora of activities and competitions to celebrate the life of the founder of the Jesuit order – St Ignatius – on which our school is based.

The tiny tots of LKG and UKG had ‘show and tell’/ colouring while the students of Stds 1 and 2 had elocution and colouring; Stds 3 and 4 had a competition in one word, grid and crossword. The senior Josephites had a quiz, essay writing, poster designing and dumb charades competitions. Not to be left out, teachers answered a written quiz on the life and works of St. Ignatius. On the 29th of July, a concelebrated Eucharistic celebration was held in the school chapel attended by all the stakeholders of every Josephite institution in Bangalore.

A special assembly to reiterate the tenets of St. Ignatius was held with speeches, songs, commentary and poetry. Our Principal, Rev Fr Clifford Sequeira SJ, in his message, told the students that they must try to be less self-centered and instead more ‘other’ centered, and take a keen interest in active service towards humanity while bringing out the best in themselves. He wished the staff and students on the occasion, interceding to St. Ignatius to be their guiding light.

The teachers had an extended celebration in the auditorium. Rev Fr Hedwig Da Costa SJ, an erudite speaker, enlightened the staff on the life, work and principles of the founder of the Jesuits. He mentioned how St. Ignatius’ foresight and philosophy was not outdated but is pertinent to the modern educational system. A sumptuous lunch followed and the next day was a day of rest.

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