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The Humanities Produce Creative Problem Solvers.

The Humanities Produce Creative Problem Solvers. Please find below one example of humanity by the Principal, staff and students of St. Mary’s High School, Mariampura. I am an ex student of this school during 1969-1972 and very proud of my school.

School and Curriculum or Learning and Humanity?

By Matt Christie

Humanity is our point of living. It is the deepness and richness in our lives that can only be felt, not possessed. Most of us have lost our ability to be honest with ourselves about the loss of our humanity yet we try to fill that void with possessions, power, therapy and gluttony. Humanity is comprised of our sacredness and our freedom. Modern society has disconnected us from both of these. Spirituality is the reality of our existence that we are beautiful beings in a complex web of existence whose beings, while simultaneously are both individual and collective, are together greater than the sum of their parts.

Undeniably the major discourse of schools is not about children or learning but about curriculum and imposing it on to students. The very measure of success in school is: did the student learn the curriculum? Of course when you teach the curriculum you either “win or lose”; however, when you nourish the child and their connection to the community you create a world rooted in respect and love. Perhaps in this sort of world we may finally recognize social and environmental justice.

Please click here to read the very interesting article in full.

Battling for the Soul of Education. Click here to read. 

Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA welcomes Fr. Lawrence Martis, the principal of St. Xavier’s High School, Hansol, Ahmedabad on his visit to New York, USA.

We the members of Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA welcome Fr. Lawrence Martis, the Principal of St. Xavier’s High School, Hansol, Ahmedabad. He arrived on June 23 2017. He will be stationed at St. Pancras Church parish for three months. St. Pancras Church is located at 72-22 68th Street, Glendale, NY 11385. He will depart on September 25, 2017.

Fr. Lawrence was born in Mangalore, India. Though he opted for Ahmedabad Diocese to be a priest. He was ordained on May 07, 1993. This year on May 07 he entered in to his 25th year of priesthood. Congratulations father and thank you for your services.
He got his first appointment at Nana Kantharia, Sabarkantha Mission. He served there for five years. In 1997 he was transferred to St. Xavier’s High School, Deesa, Banaskantha. In 2002 he became Principal of St. Mary’s High School, Nadiad. In 2008 he was transferred to St. Xavier’s High School Hansol, Ahemdabad as Principal.
As a silver jubilee celebrant he wanted to have some experience from abroad. His request to explore the foreign experience was granted by Hon. Archbishop Thomas Macwan. He sent him to the Brooklyn Diocese where Hon. Archbishop normally visits and stays. We wish Fr. Lawrence best of luck. May God grant him his wisdom to spread God’s message and blessing.
Silver Jubilee celebration by staff of St. Xavier’s High School, Hansol
We have invited him to participate in our Independence day picnic/BBQ event on July 04 2017. He has gladly accepted our invitation. Thank you Fr. Lawrence. He will be The Guest of Honor.
We will try to organize a Holy Mass while he is here till September 25, 2017.