Mary Ward Week 2015
23 – 30 January
Mary Ward’s founding vision was to respond to God’s call for active engagement in the Church and the world. She was a woman of prayer, perseverance, courage and hope. Mary Ward’s birth date is 23rd January: Loreto Schools and IBVM Sisters celebrate Mary Ward week every year from 23rd (Birthday) to the day of her death – 30th January.
Launch of the Loreto Student Reflection in Primary and Post-primary schools during Mary Ward Week 2015
Reflection is a central part of the Loreto tradition and is a practice that we encourage our students to engage in.
The Loreto Student Reflection is a simple tool that can be used by students, in primary and post-primary schools, to reflect on their day. The guidelines may be helpful for a teacher to lead their students in the reflection, so that they will learn how to use it.
Reflection helps us to think about our actions, the choices we make, how we treat others. It helps us to acknowledge the good things that happen in our daily lives, to think about what could have been better. It also allows us to think about the feelings that emerge from our own actions, our experiences and what we see others do …… feelings of happiness, joy anxiety, worry, guilt, anger, hurt, contentment, joy.