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Brother Matthew 8etz Addresses The Senior Class MEN OF CHAMINADE, The declaration of the ea rl y martyrs, "I am a Christian," has its parallel in this, yo ur lates t accomplishm ent. You are now able to boast, "I am a graduate of Chaminade." For th e last four yea rs yo u ha ve stri ve n toward a goal that will re-echo in e ternity. A nd if yo u wish true success, as it is measured by God, be what your boast implies - a tru e Christian, a follower of Christ. Already in yo ur yo ung lives you have seen th ose who draw their comfort and joy from the world, those wh o judge the attainment of an ambition b y the sporadic offerings of an un se ttled world. You are able to recognize the baffled attempts of those who, in sisting on their ow n rights, stubbornly resist Christ and His teaching. You ha ve received an edu catio n which enlightened your intellect, st rengthened your will a nd inspired your h eart to follow Christ through Mary. Go o ut into the world but be not of it. Show the world where i"t is wrong, what it means to be a real man of chara cter, and how to solve the stupendous problems maliciously and ca reless ly brought about b y ev il-minded men and those who have cast aside their God. Show the world that to be a nd Ii ve as a Christian is th e rea l success worth striving for. If Chamin::tcle prepared you for this role in life, you h ave a treasur.e a nd a weapon that no tyrant h as yet been abl e to crush. Even today men of God prove by la ying' down th eir lives that Christianity is un conquerable. T h ey prove more - Christianity is the sa lva tion 9ÂŁ th e world. But if Chaminade prepared you for' an earthl y-minded Christianity that yo u see all around you , how wasted yo ur efforts and ours have b een! ' '''e are living in a divided world, a world which can only be united b y the blood of C hrist. You have been ta ught that Baptism and Faith bridge our lives with God and that "'e must take our strength from th e Cross. And sta nding b en eath the Cross is our Blessed Mother, "o ur life, our sweetn ess a nd our hop e." Be Men of Chaminade forever. Go out to make su ccess for yo urselves but not alone. Ta ke Christ and Mary with yo u. Fight the battles of your King a nd Queen and be crow ned with glor y when ete rnity d aw ns. Go forward co urageou sly; sm ile with the joy of the undaunted; conquer evil by a life of sta unch Christianity. It will take blood, sweat a nd tears, but the victory is sweet and glorious. The good wishes of the faculty, their prayers and sacrifi ces, go with yo u as yo u follow the bann er of Christ under the protection of Mary. BROTHER MATTHEW

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Chaminade High School Yearbook 1949  

Chaminade High School Yearbook 1949

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