Dear Servite Community,
We have spent the last several days in prayerful reflection, listening to the voices of our country crying out for justice. There are no words we can share to alleviate the pain surrounding the tragic and senseless death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers and the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others at the hands of current or former law enforcement officers.
As a Catholic institution, we look to the Church for guidance in times of struggle. We are reminded of the teaching of Imago Dei (Image of God), which proclaims every human life is made in the image and likeness of God. This foundational belief in our Christian culture of life comes from Genesis 1:26-27 and demands that we respect the inherent dignity of every human being, even though there are times when we have fallen short.
As a school that educates young men to become faith-filled leaders, our Formation and Campus Ministry team have reached out in prayer to our students. We have been heartened to see the articulate and respectful dialogue among some of our alumni and students on our social media.
Servite High School was founded by and continues to be governed by the Order of Friar Servants of Mary, so we also look to their mission for guidance. The Constitution of the Servants of Mary states, “Responsive to the demands of the world in which the Church lives and works for the total liberation of the person, we take on the responsibility of promoting justice among all men and women, children of the same Father.”
Please know that we as a school will continue to pray for peace and justice. We will also take action by reviewing our policies, practices, and curriculum to ensure that we uphold the dignity of all, which reflect the ideals of the Servite Order, the Catholic Church and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Servite High School