The four Cs capture the true meaning of excellence that Jesuit education stands for.
To become and be this kind of men and women, we must be connected to, and in touch with, the struggles of the poor and disadvantaged people. There are those who suffer from domestic violence and exploitation, single mothers, children from disadvantaged households, persons who are trafficked, migrants, refugees, and youth at risk….to mention only a few. Think of the untold damage done to our Common Home, the earth. You are aware of the sad state of holiest river of Nepal, the Bagmati. Therefore, to walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated in a mission of reconciliation and justice and to collaborate in the care of our Common Home are two of the four Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus for next ten years.
I am pleased to know that your school has a scholarship program for the underprivileged children and that the students and staff rise to the occasion to help the poor and the outcasts. There are several commendable ventures that you are involved in. For example, the school is a plastic-free zone, you have an Eco-Club, students and staff take part in Tree Plantation and Cleaning Campaigns. Walking with the poor, the outcasts of the world and to collaborate in the care of our Common Home are important and urgent needs today. We are invited and expected to be involved, and be passionately involved, in these ventures so that the Reign of God can become more and more a visible reality. The Jesuits cannot do this single-handedly. We need your help, your cooperation and your support. Together we can do much. We, Jesuits, look forward to this cooperation and collaboration.