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School Song and School Prayer GENAZZANO SCHOOL SONG GENAZZANO!’ Our hearts go out in greeting To the well-loved School upon the hill, Though our days beneath your roof be fleeting, Our love stays with you still. ‘GENAZZANO!’ Your children bear your standard; May we carry it high through hopes and fears! ‘GENAZZANO!’ Your children bear your standard; May we carry it high through hopes and fears! Fidelis! Our watchword through all the years. Faithful still may we follow - unto the end! 0 Sing - for joy - 0 sing! ‘GENAZZANO!’ Our hearts go out in greeting To the well loved School upon the hill. Though our days beneath your roof be fleeting, Our love stays with you still. FIDELIS! 0 GENAZZANO, may we be true! Life’s road lies on before us, As we pass on the upward way, And our school-time’s happy chorus Is the keynote of every day. And the song that our hearts are singing Still echoes the joy of youth, And all through its notes are ringing Of our love and faith and truth. Of our love, of our love, and faith and truth. GENAZZANO! Our Lady of Good Counsel Opens wide her mother-cloak of blue. ‘Neath its folds her children love to shelter On the path they tread with you. With her the road holds nought of shadow And the sunshine of youth will e’er abide With her the road holds nought of shadow And the sunshine of youth will e’er abide. We fly the flag of FC.J. While we walk at her side. Our girlhood’s Queen. 0 sing for joy - 0 sing! ‘GENAZZANO!’ Our hearts go out in greeting, To the well-loved School upon the hill. Though our days beneath your roof be fleeting, Our love stays with you still. FIDELIS! 0 GENAZZANO, MAY WE BE TRUE.

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Prayer for the beatification of Marie Madeleine Victoire and to obtain through her intercession, a grace, healing OR other favour. Most Holy Trinity, Loving Father, Jesus, Son of God and Saviour, life-giving Spirit, Marie Madeleine Victoire believed in Your power, hoped in Your promises, and lived for Your glory. We call upon her to intercede powerfully with You for............................................ Through her prayer may Your healing presence be revealed and Your merciful name glorified. Mary, our Mother, help us to pray with faith that, through this humble handmaid. God may do great things. Amen. Rome 2.8.78 Nihil Obstat Amatus Petrus Frutaz Subsecretarius S.C. pro Causis Sanctorum


FCJ Mandala This painting was born out of our reflection on the ways in which our charism of companionship - the special gift that we are called to offer to our world and church - could be depicted in visual form. Many ideas were shared, and as a result, in July 1996, Helen Roberts undertook to translate the fruit of the Society’s communal reflection into a painting. The painting is on a circular canvas four feet in diameter. There is a circular movement in the painting itself, symbolising wholeness and God’s faithful, encircling love . Vibrant acrylic colours have been used to portray the vitality and energy of the charism of companionship. On the left of the painting the flame, passion for the Reign of God, enfolds the Foundress, Marie Madeleine de Bonnault d’Hoüet and four companions who represent both the first FCJs and the four “spiritual companions”, poverty, humility, obedience and gentleness, that God had promised would always be with Marie Madeleine and the Society she founded. Marie Madeleine’s son Eugène is also there, as is a group of children playing against the skyline of Amiens, France, where the Society had its birth. The flame has its origins at the foot of the cross. Marie Madeleine took her inspiration from the women who stood at the foot of the cross of Jesus and who remained faithful to him. Suffering people, too, are seen near the cross. They reach out to the life-giving water that forms the shadow of the cross. The cry of Jesus from the cross “I am thirsty” profoundly influenced Marie Madeleine, and she committed herself to respond to this cry by a life of companionship with Jesus and with his people. From the flame the women, led by the Spirit, move into the future. The bridge links the early days in Amiens with later foundations in many different parts of the world where FCJs minister in sixteen countries, in a variety of ministries, touching the lives of countless people in a diverse and changing world. The cross of life extends into the world, and its centre, symbolic of the Eucharist, radiates light which bathes all the aspects of the painting, drawing them into a harmonious unity. From the foot of the cross God’s people move forward. Women who personify the gift of the charism given to the FCJ Society are in the midst of the throng. They are gentle women, reaching out in welcome and encouragement to those around them. One of them is clothed in the colours of the cross and her form echoes its shape. There is diversity in the group of women, who are of different ages and races. They carry the flame of the first inspiration given to Marie Madeleine and they step into the river that leads them into the future. The women kneeling by the river gather water in earthen vessels, a reminder of Marie Madeleine’s call to be like an empty vessel in God’s hands ready to receive all from God.

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