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“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” ― Charles Dickens
Monthly Message From Mr. Puricelli
At ICS, we are blessed to work in an environment that proudly boasts a faith-filled curriculum and an environment that nourishes spiritual growth, supports strong intellectual values that lead to academic excellence, reaches out to the wider world in service, builds a strong Christ-centered community, and walks with students in building character and personal growth fostering moral integrity. These values, and so many more, help our ICS community to educate the whole child and allow each child to be known and loved.
October is perhaps my favorite month. I enjoy watching the leaves fall, hearing them roll along the streets and crunch under the wheels of cars. I do not mind that fall is a reminder that winter is just around the corner. There is something so mysterious about the change of seasons. As I am writing this passage, a cool breeze is blowing through my window and I am listening to those very leaves I mentioned. I am reminded that the Holy Spirit is described as wind and breath. God's plan might just be revealed in the seasons: change is inevitable, but when embraced, it propels us to move forward and complete God's work on earth. Happy autumn!
There is a hymn by the monks of Weston Priory that catches my attention this time of year:
Winter’s Coming Home
Summer’s gone, leaves are falling down and round my window crystal clear and certain that winter’s coming home.
Ah, yes, again the mellow sun is cooler, days are short and nights are longer by the fire of brother’s love.
The evening speaks of hearts together now that harvest’s done and gone to rest, for winter’s coming home. (for winter’s coming home.)