Dear Saint Anthony’s School: A Love Letter

Dear Saint Anthony’s School,

I doubt you receive many love letters. Of course, I could be wrong. I know there are many who love you, have loved you, and will love you in time yet to come. I know this because it is who you are—a structure built with and housing many kinds of love.

The love of children is found in your classrooms. I see it when I watch your teachers bring to life a passion for learning. It is apparent when the very youngest of your students lead mass. I witness it when your doors open, ushering in so many young people from so many different walks of life.

The love of education is found in everything you do. I sense it when I listen to your administration speak of goals and accomplishments. I realize it when I visit in late hours and find you are not alone—kept company by the dedicated, the committed, the deeply loving. I witness it reflected in my children’s excitement to be a part of you each and every day.

The love of God is found within your walls. It is the sense of peace that settles over me when I enter your halls. It is proclaimed for all to see in the form of scripture elegantly scrolled in corridors. It is evidenced by small hands intwined and small voices raised in prayer.

You are so many things, but for me you are a structure built with and housing many kinds of love.

“[Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” ― Jim Henson

To all the teachers, administrators, staff, and fellow members of the Saint Anthony’s School family—thank you.Thank you for your love for my children, your love for their education, and your love for God in their lives.