Our high school students, faculty and staff engaged in education, advocacy and service projects during Rose Project Mission Week. In the months leading up to the Rose Project, students gathered for spiritual preparation, prayer and reflection on both the challenges and gifts that the week might bring. The groups held supply drives, researched the areas and populations they would be serving and reflected in their Rose Project missionary journal.
After much preparation, our missionaries spent the week serving at local organizations and schools, as well as on five overnight trips to sites in Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee and Orlando, Florida. Once at the various sites, service included work with children and the elderly, work with animals, furniture construction, painting and fence repair. In addition, missionaries had the opportunity to worship together. We are so proud of our students for praising God throughout the week and living the SNJM core value of serving people who are poor and marginalized. In the words of Blessed Marie-Rose, "𝙇𝙚𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙗𝙚 𝙖 𝙗𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙗𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩, 𝙥𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙝 𝙤𝙛 𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙪𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙪𝙨."