Mater Salvatoris offers its students a Catholic faith and spiritual formation to help them grow in the love of God and others.
PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST – FAITH AND SACRAMENT FORMATION
A fundamental objective in the spiritual formation that the school offers is that religious practice is not an external imposition, but a free and affectionate response to God, Who has loved us first.
Mater Salvatoris provides the means for a personal encounter with Jesus Christ, and to grow in a relationship with Him through prayer, liturgy, frequent celebration of the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Mater Salvatoris School nurtures and instills in its students a spiritual sense of life. The knowledge students acquire is enlightened by the principles of the Catholic faith. In our Religion curriculum our goal is to teach and instill Catholic doctrine and Christian social principles, to help our students to discover reasons to believe, and to nourish their faith. We prepare our students to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.
As with all personal relationships, it is important to understand that liturgical seasons and feasts are celebrated and enthusiastically planned.
DEVOTION AND TENDERNESS TO OUR BLESSED MOTHER
The School is entrusted to Her protection and it is under Her title, Mater Salvatoris. She is the model for students because of her profound faith, absolute trust in God, and self-giving to God and others in love and service. She helps us on our daily path as Christian disciples.
It is for this reason that the feast days dedicated to our Blessed Mother are celebrated with particular devotion:
- Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
- Immaculate Conception.
- Incarnation of Christ, the School’s main feast day.
- May, month of flowers, offered to Mary.
- Crowning of Mary.
Her yes to God changed the course of humanity and made her not only the Mother of the Savior, but also our Mother.
BEING ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH, OUR MOTHER
Mater Salvatoris School instills in students love for the Church called Sensus Eclesiae: “Feel, think, love in the Church.” (Pope Francis) The teachings of the principles of Catholic doctrine have two clear characteristics: soundness and absolute fidelity to the Church’s teachings.
“In all to love and serve”
Following Saint Ignatius of Loyola’s teaching: “Love is shown more in deeds than in words”, one of the school’s Christian faith dimensions is to develop in our students the sensitivity towards those who are most in need in our societies.