2025 will be a Jubilee year in the Catholic church. To prepare for this special year Pope Francis has designated 2024 as a Year of Prayer. During this year we are encouraged to deepen our commitment to prayer and accompany others, especially school communities, in their prayer life. We should reflect and think about why we pray. In this reflection we consider our roles in our schools at the beginning of the calendar year.

Pope Francis tells us that “Prayer unites us; it makes us brothers and sisters. It is in prayer that our hearts find the strength not to be cold and insensitive in the face of injustice. In prayer, God keeps calling us, opening our hearts to charity.”

Mary and Louise wish you all a happy New Year.