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Message From The Headmistress

The Season of Beauty and Simplicity

Instructions for living a life. 
Pay attention. 
Be astonished. 
Tell about it.

--Mary Oliver

In her poem, “Red Bird,” Mary Oliver writes:

Instructions for living a life. 
Pay attention. 
Be astonished. 
Tell about it.

As we begin a new calendar year, these simple, beautiful words invite us to take a renewed look at where we are in our relationships to one another and to God. Through “attention”—whether it be listening intently to a friend, watching the glow of a sunrise, or smelling dinner as it cooks—we experience God’s immeasurable love and generosity.

God’s supreme gift was that of Jesus, whose birth we recently marked and whose life we will celebrate as we move toward the Lenten and Easter seasons. God’s love for us is astonishing, and it is something that we are called to share freely with one another.  Whether or not you make New Year’s resolutions, let the astonishment of God’s love be part of your life!