Human and espiritual education

 

WE EDUCATE THE INTELLIGENCE, THE WILL, THE HEART, FOR INTIMACY, FOR GENEROSITY AND FROM FREEDOM

WE EDUCATE THE INTELLIGENCE

At Mater Salvatoris School, we take the intellectual development of our students very seriously. For it:
  • We kindle the desire to know the universe created by God.
  • We ignite the love of truth, which rejects superficiality in knowledge and judgement.
  • We rekindle critical judgement, which rejects the blind acceptance of a given argument.
  • We lead towards order, method and precision, which are expressions of a well-trained mind with a sense of responsibility.

WE EDUCATE THE WILL

Will is a fundamental pillar of personality. Our students live in a postmodern society which places sentiment above reason. For this reason, forging will is more important than ever. At Mater Salvatoris School we aim to produce:
  • Truly liberated young people, who are able to determine the course of their lives regardless of their surroundings and circumstances.
  • Young people with grand ideals, who are able to fight with all their might for a particular cause.
  • Young people who do not succumb to hardship and display steadfastness and conviction in pursuit of their goals.

In a society where decisions are made based on desire, emotion and pleasure, Mater Salvatoris educates its students in the culture of truth, consistency and endeavour. In this way, when these young people are convinced by a cause, they devote themselves to it whole heartedly and unconditionally.

For this reason, motivation, order, consistency and a mixture of joy and wonder are the most useful tools for fostering will.

WE EDUCATE THE HEART

Balanced emotions and the formation of a unique identity are essential in the pursuit of happiness.

Nurturing feelings and emotions is a fundamental aspect of human development. If intelligence is the light of the spirit, then the heart is its strength. We shape students whose hearts rejoice with truth, beauty, positive emotions, and affection. In short, hearts that are able to sense, feel, seek, and experience love.

WE EDUCATE FOR INTIMACY

It is essential to educate for intimacy so that our students can maintain peace and develop personality in a harmonious fashion.

In a hurried, superficial world one must make space for reflection and silence, as a special way to discover God. The School’s timetable includes the necessary catechesis for receiving two Sacraments:

  • First Communion
  • Confirmation

Also, we educate the love of the Virgin Mary. The School is entrusted to Her protection and it is under Her title, Mater Salvatoris, that this model has been established to offer students profound faith, absolute trust in God, and the power to offer themselves. She helps us on our day-to-day path.

WE EDUCATE FOR GENEROSITY AND FROM FREEDOM

We ensure that our students gain first-hand experience of giving to the needy and carry out some form of volunteering.

In accordance with St Ignatius of Loyola’s teaching that “Love is better expressed in actions than words”, one of the facets of the Christian faith the School seeks to develop in all students is compassion for those most in need. This is embodied by charity campaigns, such as Domund, Childhood Missionary, the Christmas Campaign or the Great Food Collection.

One of the School’s primary concerns in terms of spiritual development is that religious practice does not feel like something that is imposed externally, but is rather a free and loving response to God, who loved us first.