Each year the entire school community of St. Stanislav’s Institution celebrates St. Stanislaus’ Day to mark the feast of the Institution’s patron. This year the holy mass and the solemn celebration took place on 12th November 2015, focusing in particular on music and the striking figure of St. Stanislaus Kostka, which was inspiringly described during the sermon by the archbishop of Ljubljana Msgr. Stanislav Zore. The entire event is to celebrate the many talents and successes of the pupils of Alojzij Šuštar Primary School and the students of Diocesan Classical Gymnasium. It is also to express gratitude to the keen supporters of the Institution and Heavenly Father for all the abundant blessings. The enthusiastic audience and performers proved that the Institution’s mission is being admirably fulfilled.
St. Stanislaus – Young Man Born for Greater Things
The Archbishop of Ljubljana Msgr. Stanislav Zore, who celebrated the mass with many other school and parish priests, spoke mainly of St. Stanislaus’ short life and tried to encourage the young to dare to follow God’s calling, because they, too, are born for greater things than just the transitory ones. Man who answers God’s calling is virtually capable of more, he could have ever thought. “When man decides to fulfil God’s wish, God makes his approach.”
More Than 300 Young People Born for Greater Things
At the solemn celebration more than 300 pupils and students intertwined music and poetry. The event’s guiding thread was Music, universal language of creation through which it was neatly demonstrated that music is in fact inborn in every human, resides in him and leads him towards transcendence. Five choirs of the Diocesan Classical Gymnasium and Alojzij Šuštar Primary School, string orchestra of Music School performed along with ballet and hip hop dancers. The children of The Good Shepherd Kindergarten rounded beautifully the big picture of the Institution’s educational endeavours.
The entire event concluded with special thanks through the lyrics of John Rutter’s song Look at the World that was sung by all the singers: »Give us thankful hearts, that we may see all the gift we share and every blessing.«