In the Parable of the Rich Young Man (Matthew 19:16-30), the young man asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life? After a few answers, Jesus responded: "Go and sell what you have and give it to the poor." Today, at Immaculate Conception High School, Sister Marilyn Marie Minter and Sister Mary Inga Borka, spoke to the student body about the Mission in Haiti.
Earlier in October, during Mission and Heritage week, the students had a $5.00 dress down day for "Water for Haiti." We were fortunate to have Sister Marilyn and Sister Inga on campus to share their story with us.
Some reflections of this assembly are included:
"Sister Marilyn and Sister Inga brought so much energy and positivity to our ICHS students. It was exciting to see our students see the reality that the people of Haiti live with everyday. We are glad to help a little bit with Sister Marilyn and Sister Inga's Mission in raising some money for Water for Haiti." (Mr. Kevin Hughes, World Cultures teacher)
"It was really touching to see the sisters go to an underdeveloped country and help care for the people who live there." (Nalani Anderson, '22)
"It was a very touching experience knowing they changed their life style to help others. I'm glad I got to experience this so I now know not to take my food, water, and shelter for granted." (Lily Alexa Flores, '22)
"The assembly was very moving and inspirational. It changed my perspective on dress down days and why we give in a few dollars and the impact we can make as a community." (Maria Mendoza, '22)
In the parable, Jesus says: "When the young man heard this, he went away sad, for he had many possessions." I think that today's assembly put a face on the poor of the world and how the young women of ICHS willingly and joyfully responded to the needs of our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Our Core Values of Justice and Peace, Respect for Human Dignity and Justice and Peace were so emulated during our time together with Sisters Marilyn and Inga.