Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. (Mt 5,7)

pepel - fotka-spletThe above words are the motto in Lent 2016 at St. Stanislav’s Institution. During every season of Lent, but even more so in the holy year of mercy, people try to strengthen their relationship with God. Priests working in St. Stanislav’s Institution invited the entire school community to simply open its heart to God’s mercy, rather than trying to find out what could be done by themselves.
Ash Wednesday in St. Stanislav’s Institution opened Lent with the following words »”Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” After the ceremony, the activities which would enable students and teachers to feel God’s mercy, were presented. They would consequently permit everyone to show mercy to close-by people. A Slovene woman who is married to a Touareg presented this Lent’s charity action of raising money for the needy children and women from this African nomadic tribe. Apart from this, each class was asked for the participation in one of the morning masses or prepare the stations of the cross or adoration prayers during the main breaks in Lent. Students were also invited to take the sacrament of penance and reconciliation as well as attend the adoration of the most holy trinity in the school chapel, which takes place at the end of Lent.
Together with Pope Francis we wish you that » mercy becomes your path to unite yourself with God, opening your heart for hope that we shall always be loved no matter what obstacles are posed by sins.« /Lily Schweiger Kotar/