Faith & Service
Love is shown more in deeds than in words. St. Ignatius of Loyola
At De Smet Jesuit we offer instruction and guidance rooted in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition and provide opportunities for young men to explore their faith in ways that are personally impactful.
High school students are more likely to suffer from some form of mental illness because of the many pressures of high school, including schoolwork, trying to fit in, and worrying about the future. This week, members of the Class of 2023 talk about why it is our Christian duty to look out for others, not just during May, but all year round. Counselors Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Penberthy share warning signs of mental illness as well as tips for caring for one’s own health and that of others. To show support for Mental Health Awareness, t-shirts will be sold to benefit the National Alliance for Mental Illness. They feature a semi-colon, the national symbol of mental health, which signifies that a person’s story is never over; it will continue. St. Paul tells us in Philippians 2:4, “Let each of you not only look to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” What are you doing to actively care for your own mental health as well as those of your family, friends, and colleagues?
Photos by Pete Brueggestrass ’22, Senaid Ferhatbegovic ’22, Jacob Lorimier ’22, and Brian Taylor ’22
De Smet Jesuit celebrates an all-school Mass of the Holy Spirit to ask God's blessing on the new year.
Story by Joseph Kenny, photo by Lisa Johnston
A reflection on the meaning of Easter by William Manaker, S.J.
"Today our prime educational objective must be to form men and women for others; men and women who will live not for themselves but for God and his Christ—for the God-man who lived and died for all the world; men and women who cannot even conceive of love of God which does not include love for the least of their neighbors; men and women completely convinced that the love of God which does not issue in justice for men and women is a farce."
Fr. pedro arrupe, s.J.
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