On Tuesday, May 23 there will be no school for LOCCS students as there will be a Faith Development Day for Staff, at JP II Collegiate Gym. Our speaker will be Sr. Clare Fitzgerald, OSU from Boston.
From Sr. Clare: “I am challenging our students and our educators to articulate what you think our mission is – what is the meaning of the church in the world?” she said. “We are living in an unavoidable present moment. Nobody will ever live through this day again. All you have is this time. This is a messy time — messy in the church, messy in the culture and messy in the world — but it is our time.”
Sister Clare has taught at all levels of education. She served for nine years as chair of the American Studies Department at Fairfield University and 12 years as the founding director of the Catholic Leadership Program, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, at Boston College. She has lectured and presented workshops on Catholic education and the future of religious life throughout the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and England. In 1986, 1992 and 1997, Sister Clare received the NCEA’s highest commendation for distinguished service to Catholic education and the Church.