Why We Chose these House Saints
The House System groups all the members of the school under six spectacular saints. We chose these saints because each of them, living in very different circumstances, shows how the Holy Spirit makes saints of everyone who receives the grace of Baptism and lives it fruitfully. Looking at their lives, we can learn from them creative ways to love God and our neighbor. Inspired by them, we hope to become saints ourselves.
The Six Patron Saints of the Houses
Six different nationalities, speaking more than six languages.
Five were not yet saints when John Paul II became Pope.
Four were virgins.
Three were martyrs.
Two were married.
One was already a saint when John Paul II was born Karol Wojtyla.
One student asked, “How do we get put in Houses? I want to be in Joselito’s.” Of course he does. Why would he not? Every 14-year-old Mexican boy’s heart swells with holy pride hearing Jose’s defiant shout of faith and praise, “¡Que viva Cristo Rey!” But we don’t choose the saints; they choose us! As students, teachers and families spend time in their own Houses, they will discover many new connections with that saint.
Jesus said, “I came to ignite a fire; how I long to see it blazing!” The House Saints give us six ways to encounter Christ, the blazing Splendor of Truth.