The Brother Martin High School community gathered to participate in our All Saints' Day Mass this morning in the Robert M. Conlin Gymnasium. During his homily, Fr. Tony Rigoli, OMI, beautifully reiterated the fact that each of us are called to be saints and to love Jesus above all else.
Director of Campus Ministry, Mr. Donald Midkiff '03, welcomed all present with words about All Saints' Day:
"Good morning students, faculty, staff and guests. Welcome to our All Saints Day Liturgy.
John, Jude, Damien, Anthony, Nicholas, Joseph, Claudine, Thomas. These names are familiar to you no doubt. Maybe you have family members that bear them… maybe your friends share those names. The list I read are just a few the names of Saints in our church.
On this solemn and sacred day, we gather to commemorate All Saints Day, a time to honor and remember the countless men and women who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of righteousness and holiness.
While we honor, and revere the lives of the saints, and look to their sacrifice as example of how to live for Christ, let us not be naive to think we are not capable of the same vocation… We are ALL called to live saintly lives. We are ALL called to be saints. We are ALL called to live with and for Jesus Christ. For Romans Chapter 6 says to us… ”Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him."
We do not need to look any further than Brother of the Sacred Heart, Venerable Brother Norbert. At just 16, he professed his vows with the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and among his life of selfish service, he spent the last twenty eight years of his life founding and running a mission in Uganda. Always in prayer and never without his rosary, he began to be known as Dano Ma Lego, or, the man who walks with God. The picture of a Saint.
As we come together, let us reflect on the virtues and inspirations that these saints have bestowed upon us, drawing strength from their example as we seek to walk the path of goodness and grace. Today, we celebrate their enduring legacy, recognizing that their lives continue to illuminate our own, guiding us towards a brighter and more compassionate future."
After the liturgy, our Principal, Mr. Ryan Gallagher '00, commended our AP scholars (class of 2024 pictured) who earned a 3+ on their AP exams as well as those students who scored a 30+ on the ACT.
Congratulations to our Crusaders for their achievements in academia and for modeling Academic Excellence for our entire school community.