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Celebration of Founder's Day  St John’s International School, Brussels

Anyone driving along Drève Richelle Waterloo, Brussels on September 21st could not help but notice the huge banner strung along the school fencing,  which told the world that the school was celebrating Founders’ Day.   The banner was emblazoned with a picture of Marie Madeleine d’Houët, Foundress of the Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus.    It was  the FCJ sisters who founded St John’s International School over 40 years ago and fittingly the school holds its Founders’ Day on Marie Madeleine’s birthday, September 21st.

st-johns founders day.

The  whole school celebrated with special assemblies at which Sister Mary Fitzpatrick, FCJ Provincial and Sr Claire Sykes used audiovisual material to tell afresh the story of Marie Madeleine.   Fittingly. the kindergarten children sang Happy Birthday to ‘Gigi’ (Marie Madeleine’s childhood name.)

La nostra piccola Società ha come fine
     di glorificare il cuore di Gesù
           con ogni mezzo in suo potere ...     (Marie Madeleine)