Aristotle said, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

He believed the heart was the true center of our human intelligence and not the brain. To be a student of the heart is to study God’s blueprint for mankind. We are more than a bundle of biology. We are heart, mind, soul and spirit – we are each one, unique in the world, and yet all of us share the same human bond.  An education of the heart is a lifelong process – we have to be willing to be both student and teacher. Sorry, but there probably will not be an app for that.

Submitted by:  Ann Marie Brown/Administrative Assistant/Academic Affairs

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Cabrini High School Students Join the Great American Clean-Up

Students in the environmental science classes at Cabrini High School, New Orleans, participated in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s Spring Sweep as part of the Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Clean-Up.  The purpose was to help the Foundation continue its efforts in saving Lake Pontchartrain. The students picked up trash all around the bayou.  They filled five garbage bags with paper and plastic wrappers, wire, bicycle handlebars, cigarette butts, glass bottles, aluminum cans, even a plastic car fender.  The students estimate that they picked up 19 pounds of trash and had fun doing it!

Cabrini LPBF Spring Sweep on Bayou St. John

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The Goodness Within

To me Education of the Heart Means that we go deep inside every student to educate not only the mind but also the goodness within, so that by the time a student graduates, he or she not only can give back to the community but can use the goodness inside to make a difference in others’ lives and to the world.

Submitted by, Anita Catalanotto/Student Services Assistant in The Cavalier Center

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MSC House of Formation and Discernment, West Park, NY

The House of Formation and Discernment in West Park, New York, covers all phases of initial formation for those in religious life especially candidacy, novitiate and preparation for final vows. The primary mission of the House of Formation and Discernment is to initiate a spiritual and missionary journey that creates conditions for reciprocal knowledge between the woman discerning religious life – the candidate – and the Institute of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. During this discernment, the women in formation are given the opportunity to know the fundamental requirements of the Cabrinian Missionary Life so that they may respond freely to their call whether it is religious life or a lay missionary vocation.

View of the Hudson River from West Park, NY

View of the Hudson River from West Park, NY

The House of Formation receives MSC junior sisters from other countries to prepare them to take the final step for perpetual commitment. It is a time of intense reflection and study of the vows as well as an opportunity to participate in the mission of the community. This international experience helps the junior sister to integrate her culture with other cultures.
Our community is also a place where women can “Come and See” by spending a quiet
weekend and/or share in the activities of the community. Sisters and our lay collaborators are also welcomed to leave the bustle and hustle of city life and spend time with the Lord in our beautiful grounds that face the Hudson River or use our magnificent chapel for private prayer and reflection.

~Sr. Lucy Panettieri, MSC and Sr. Veronica Piccone, MSC

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A Powerful Phrase

Education of the Heart is a powerful phrase. These words are so short and to the point, but not simple at all. Education of the Heart to me speaks to being all that we can be as learners. Reaching levels that use all of our gifts of mind and soul, we are educated and called to be all that we can not only for ourselves, but for others, too. Together, the heart and mind can give so much to the world, do infinite good, and better society in profound ways. Education of the Heart calls us to be good and smart and to pay it forward. Spread goodness, do good, be good. Do something extraordinary. The world is better for it when an Education of the Heart is had.

Submitted by, Meg Harrison/Records Manager in Enrollment Operations

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Listen to your Heart

As a current student teacher, I am given opportunities each and every day to reach my goals and chase my dreams, and I hope my students can see that anything is possible. Being able to motivate those around me to be the best they can be and reach their fullest potential is my mission now and as I continue forth as an educator. When you listen to your heart, it leads you to greatness and allows you to be something extraordinary.

Submitted by, Michelle LaTorre/Student Teacher, Spring 2015

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Loquitur Interviews Missioners from Cabrini Mission Corps

Three of the Cabrini Mission Corps missioners are serving at Cabrini
College.  Missioners, Martin Garcia, Matt Kaehler, and Connor White are serving  in Campus Ministry and the Wolfington Center.  The missioners  recently shared their experiences with the College’s Loqation staff,  Lauren Hight and Stan Thompson.  The interviews aired on the College’s radio station Cavalier Radio WYBF and on the web at
LOQation. Their interviews offer wonderful insights into the service minded thinking of young people today.  The interviews are available from the Loquitur’s website.

 

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