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Be Magnificat!

Six Values

Respect
Recognizing the image of Christ in others, staff and students strive to respect the dignity of each person. All relationships encompass respectful modes of communication and manifest respect for self, others, creation, and God. Reverence embraces the whole person: body, soul, mind, and emotions. Each person is sensitively aware of the effects of words and actions on others. (Cf. Matthew 25:40)

Commitment
Each person is faithful to responsibilities and can be counted on to keep promises and fulfill duties. We persevere through challenges and see things through to completion. Our dedication inspires us to contribute extra effort as needed.  (Cf. Proverbs 16:3)

Collaboration
Scripture encourages working together so that the grace of God will not be given in vain. Staff and students share information, talents, and resources with one another graciously and efficaciously. Our collaboration values the good of the whole. Collaboration corresponds to our nature to learn things through relationship. (Cf. Titus 3:2; 2Cor. 6:1)

Compassion
Imitating Jesus whose heart was so often moved with compassion for the crowds, we let our hearts be touched by both the joys and sorrows of others. Compassion helps us to identify with others, to stand in their shoes, and to see them as God sees them and to avoid prejudices and pre-judgments. Our compassion extends to the poor and vulnerable beyond the walls of Magnificat as we care effectively for others in solidarity with all. (Cf. Luke 6:34 and John 6:11)

Faith-Filled Life
Our faith motivates and guides all we do. Reflecting on God’s word, we imitate Mary as a faithful disciple throughout her life and strive to live her Magnificat in the world with joy and gratitude as well as a sense of justice. (Cf. The Annunciation in Luke 1 and the Visitation in Luke 1: 46 ff.)

Lifelong Learning
2 Corinthians exhorts us to excel in everything from attaining knowledge to extending love for all. We manifest eagerness for new knowledge and enthusiasm for learning.  Connected to our global world, we continue our explorations beyond the classroom and hone skills that transfer across disciplines. (Cf. 2Cor.8:7)

Click here to read Sister Helen Jean's 2014 Second Semester Mission & Values Update: Compassion, Collaboration and Commitment.