As we welcome in 2021, we reflect upon all that we have endured in recent times...
...a pandemic, humanitarian injustices, political and spiritual divisions, poverty, loneliness, death. While we do not live in a perfect world, we are reminded in this new year, that there is always the possibility for growth, for change, for more compassion, love, and hope.
I pray that we are mindful of the possibilities that await us, and trust that our hearts and souls will guide us toward a world that is once again healed, unified, and transformed.
May we always be blessed with the gift of new beginnings.
FOR A NEW BEGINNING In out of the way places of the heart Where your thoughts never think to wander This beginning has been quietly forming Waiting until you were ready to emerge. For a long time, it has watched your desire Feeling the emptiness grow inside you Noticing how you willed yourself on Still unable to leave what you had outgrown. It watched you play with the seduction of safety And the grey promises that sameness whispered Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent Wondered would you always live like this. Then the delight, when your courage kindled, And out you stepped onto new ground, Your eyes young again with energy and dream A path of plenitude opening before you. Though your destination is not clear You can trust the promise of this opening; Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning That is one with your life’s desire. Awaken your spirit to adventure Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk Soon you will be home in a new rhythm For your soul senses the world that awaits you. -John O'Donohue
Louisville High School is a private, Catholic college-preparatory school for girls in grades 9 through 12, located in Woodland Hills, CA. Louisville educates young women in a vibrant, supportive learning community guided by the mission of the Sisters of St. Louis to “work toward a world healed, unified and transformed.” Challenging academics and caring faculty empower each student to develop her confidence, integrity and faith to meet the needs of an ever-changing world.