Our school theme for this year comes from the core of our mission as a Salvatorian, Catholic school–Be the Goodness and Kindness.
- “How good and kind it is when God’s people live together in unity!" Psalm 133:1
2022 -2023 Scripture
- “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.” Titus 3:4
Who do you say that I am? – Matthew 16:15
This is the question we hope each student can reflect on deeply during her time at DSHA. As people of faith, how we answer that question shapes not only our personal relationship with Jesus, but it also forms how we interact with the world and who we become. As a Salvatorian, Catholic school, we can echo Peter’s response to Jesus, "You are the Savior," and commit each day to making known the goodness and kindness of the Savior in all that we do.
Goodness & Kindness Shapes Who We Are
As members of a Catholic community, each of us is called to be Jesus’ goodness and kindness to the world. So often we associate kindness as a superficial action that doesn’t make a difference. A smile to someone you pass on the street, the kind words you speak to someone who is down, or the picture you choose not to post on social media so someone doesn’t feel left out, may seem like an insignificant action in a world with such great upheaval. Our actions, no matter how small, become who we are.
As Saint Teresa of Avila* once said, “Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet, but yours. Yours are the eyes with which he looks compassion on the world." It is our day-to-day commitment to being the goodness and kindness that makes Jesus known to the world. Moreover, it is our day-to-day actions that form us into who we are. This year, as a school faith community, we are focusing on how being the goodness and kindness can help us accept the gospel call to live lives that make a difference.
We all need goodness and kindness. This year, may we commit to living our faith through every interaction and spread the goodness and kindness of Jesus Christ in all we do.
*St. Teresa is a special saint to DSHA and our students. As a doctor of the church and a woman of great faith, heart, and intellect, we ask for her intercession and rely on her wisdom regularly. Additionally, St. Teresa’s relics are interred in the ossuary of the DSHA chapel altar.