For the past six months I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Cor Jesu Academy to help launch a capital campaign and to recruit new students. When I started, I didn’t really know what to expect, as my educational and religious background is different than that of this all girls private Catholic high school. From day one I have felt very welcome at Cor Jesu, and have been taken aback by the friendly but firm, casual yet professional and highly educated staff and the optimistic attitude of the students.
At first I thought the beauty of this situation could be attributed to the fact that my stereotypes from high school days of the students and staff that turned out to be anything but true. Indeed, this was a lesson to myself about not judging other people before you meet them. But as I thought about this further, I realized there is more…much more…going on here.
You see, Cor Jesu is a ministry of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus where adoration, liturgies, theology classes, community prayers and campus ministry are all part of everyday life. In other words, Cor Jesu is all about serving Jesus and God and helping transform the world to be a better place. As a deeply spiritual Christian, this is something to which I can relate.
I now realize that the staff and students at Cor Jesu speak the same Universal Language that I do, and for that I am most thankful. I can honestly say that if I was currently raising a high school age daughter, I would send her to Cor Jesu. This is a real life lesson in the power of faith across spiritual lines, and it is a blessing indeed.