School Charism/Patron Saint
Anchored in the Franciscan Traditions, our school has it's roots in Polish heritage. Our patron Saint, St. Casimir, was a Polish Prince and our church and neighborhood was founded by Polish immigrants. We honor our Franciscan Traditions and our dedication to St. Casimir through prayer. More information about the life of St. Casimir my be found at Catholic Online.
Prayer of Saint Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek To be consoled as to console; To be understood as to understand; To be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen
Prayer in Honor of St. Casimir
Good and loving Father, in the youthful Saint Casimir, You have given us an example of faithfulness to the gospel and model of true discipleship. In his gentleness and compassion we see true strength. In the strength and firmness of his convictions we see true gentleness. United in the name of Jesus and with the powerful support of our brother, St. Casimir, May we continue to be the visible sign of your loving presence among us. Amen.