Vol. 6, Ed.23 15th July 2020 

From the Acting Principal


On Tuesday this week the Church celebrated the Feast Day of the Assumption of Our Lady, when according to our faith, the Holy Mother, "having completed her course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory". The Assumption signals the end of Mary's earthly life and marks her return to heaven to be reunited with Jesus.

While the bodies of both Jesus and Mary are now in heaven, there is a difference between the Assumption and the Resurrection. Where Jesus arose from the tomb and ascended into heaven by his own power, Mary's body was taken up to heaven by the power of her Son. For this reason we use different words to describe each event. One is the Ascension of Christ and the other, the Assumption of Mary.

The celebration of Feast Days such as the Assumption are intrinsic to who we are as a Catholic school, and it was wonderful to join the Junior School boys and staff as they gathered in the Cathedral for a lovely celebration of the Feast of Our Lady.


In the spirit of Blessed Edmund,

Terry Blizzard
Acting Principal

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