I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Seven Summers Later

Fr. Joe Corpora (the founder of my ACE school in Arizona) celebrated Mass tonight. As I sat there after Communion, I thought back to my first ACE summer 7 years ago, when I received the Body of Christ from Fr. Joe - it was in that moment that I truly felt connected to my school, that the whole living in intentional community and teaching students thing became real.

Seven summers ago? Really? Where has the time flown? How many kids have I taught, people have I met, things have I learned? It's safe to say that ACE has changed my life and that it (with all of its facets and its people) continues to shape who I am becoming right now.

As I looked out on all the staff and teachers at Mass tonight, I couldn't help but be amazed at how alive and thriving the program is. What an incredible family of which to be a part.

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