The Province of Our Lady of the Assumption shares with the whole Sa-Fa Family the presentation of the Motto for the academic year 2021-2022.

A NEW COURSE…

Put out into the deep Lk 5, 4

Faced with the challenge of a new academic year and the opportunity to discover new landscapes, carry out new projects and fight for new dreams, the motto for this academic year 2021-22 encourages us to take “a new course”, accepting the challenge of continuing to grow as Christians and as people, and being attentive to those landscapes, those projects and those dreams present in our lives, attentive to discovering new possibilities from the difficult times we have gone through with the pandemic.
Accepting this new direction implies taking on the audacity that comes from leaving our safety zone, from what is known, and proposes that we “row” inwards, towards the unknown, towards what we have yet to discover, not on the basis of the old, but on the basis of the new. Rest assured that this new course will not be free of difficulties and storms, but it will bring out the best in each of us… don’t forget, no calm sea has ever made a sailor an expert.
So we suggest you live this new adventure with the following tools and attitudes:
1. Your compass. It is not an instrument or an application on your mobile phone, but those people in your life who will help you discover that you are going in the right direction. People who love you, who care for you, who know you and who will be by your side in your decisions. Count on them: family, friends, teachers, catechists, they have a lot to say to you.
2. Your map. Fundamental and essential. You will know that you are on the right path when at every step you feel the joy of living. Jesus proposes a map based on love: I am the way, the truth and the life. It is not a question of improvising, but of not getting lost: be alert.
3. A rudder. It is that invaluable help that can set your course in spite of the storms, or even guide you to a safe harbour when necessary: believe.
4. Courage. Don’t be afraid of your fears. They are not there to scare you, they are there to let you know that something is worthwhile. Avoid recklessness and cowardice as extremes, but you must trust: Trust is that which is always earned with just the right amount of words and deeds.
5. Perseverance. It is the basis of all actions. It is a matter of insisting, of knowing that the chosen course takes effort and dedication, patience and tenacity. Don’t be in a hurry, because what you have to reach is yourself, the deepest part of yourself. Don’t doubt it, your course always depends on your decisions, don’t give up.
6. Hope. If perseverance is the engine, hope is the fuel. Hope is not the same as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
7. A shared direction. We do not go through life alone. Often the wonderful thing is to share our course with other people, enjoying the journey together. From the Sa-Fa Family, we count on you, walk with us.

May the new course lead us all to be better, to be happy, … rowing out to sea.
Happy course to all of you

Br. Jorge García. Provincial