My Dear Students,
Life is a journey and its destination happiness (God). We have just one opportunity to make this journey. Whether we reach the desired goal or not it
depends on the choices we make. Our day-to-day life offers us numerous choices. Let us make life-giving, life promoting choices that will lead
us to the destination.
As students of SFC you also belong to a great family, the family of the Congregation of Jesus founded by Mary Ward.
This valiant and far sighted woman had a spiritual experience termed ‘The ‘Just Soul Vision’ According to Mary Ward, the
Just Soul is characterized by the virtues of Freedom, Justice and Sincerity. The vision gave her a clear understanding of
the pathway to the ultimate end of our lives, namely ‘happiness’ which is synonymous with ‘God’. By practice of these values
we can make our lives joyful and successful. In practical terms it means maintaining a right and harmonious relationship with
the Divine, with others, with self and with the environment or Nature. It requires us to be loving, forgiving and compassionate,
to treat one another with respect and dignity and walk humbly with God, other fellow human beings and Nature.
When we travel with the values of love, compassion, mercy, forgiveness, right and harmonious relationships we will be able to make
life giving and life promoting choices and reach the destination, namely God, the source from whom we came and to whom we are all going.
As we make this voyage through life let us leave our ‘footprints on the sands of time’ for others to follow. Let us then make a choice
to make a difference in our own life and in the lives of others and leave our footprints behind as we continue our journey towards our
“It's funny how, in this journey of life, even though we may begin at different times and places, our paths cross with
others so that we may share our love, compassion, observations, and hope. This is a design of God that I appreciate and cherish.”
Sr. Pratima CJ