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“Walk as children of the light”
(Ephesians 5:8)

As parents, teachers and educators, we have the mission of leading the souls of children toward the Light which will be the path of their life and their happiness. Each week, we will offer you the discovery of a few words coming from guides and witnesses, to enlighten our route. Happy reading!

“One must not try to avoid difficulties, but rather surmount them.”

Fr. Jérôme KIEFER (1907-1985)
Monk of the Abbey of Sept-Fons

“Do not believe those who tell you that youth is a time for pleasure and amusement; youth is not made for pleasure, but for heroism. It is true: heroism is necessary for a young man to resist the temptations which surround him, to be the only one to believe in a doctrine scorned by many. Heroism is necessary for a young man, without in the slightest giving in to pressure, to dare to confront the arguments, blasphemies,and mockeries which fill books, streets and newspapers. He needs heroism to resist even his own family and friends, to stand alone against all, and remain faithful even when there is no support around. However, “take courage, I have overcome the world.” Do not think that you will be lesser for this resistance; on the contrary, you will be marvelously greater. Virtue is what makes a man. Chastity will make you vigorous, prompt, alert, insightful, and clear like a trumpet blast and resplendent like the morning sun. You will see life as filled with savor and graveness, and the world as filled with meaning and beauty.”

Paul CLAUDEL (1868-1955)
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