Each year, the Cabrini High School community celebrates Mother Cabrini Week. Mother Cabrini Week honors the values of respect, excellence, and service that were at the core of her teaching philosophy. This year, Cabrini High School celebrated Mother Cabrini Week and honored her memory with a new tradition—Global Neighbor Week. Global Neighbor Week is a project of Catholic Relief Services. The move to add Global Neighbor Week to the Mother Cabrini Week celebrations was spearheaded by the High School administration and Campus Minister, Adam Ganucheau. The school community chose to host Global Neighbor Week in conjunction with Mother Cabrini Week as the ultimate statement of her values. During the week, students engaged in activities that identified fears, prejudices, and elements that cause divisions and separation among people. The students examined the prejudices and fears to uncover how they divide people. The students ultimately reunited in one group having overcome those issues that caused division and separation. One of the highlights of Global Neighbor Week was a lecture by Rev. Edward Rooney, a Catholic Relief Services Fellow and human rights activist. There is more about the CRS Global Neighbor Program on their website.
Submitted by: A. Schwelm, Assistant Library Director