lovngly sculpted by SM
Alumni Tony Ramirez '69, the statute of St. Francis de
Sales anchors the common area at the school and stands
as a quiet, and inviting reminder of the school's mentor
whose motto St. Mary's has adopted:
"Be who you are and
be that well."
lived in France at a time of great religious and social
upheaval. He is known as the gentleman saint because of
his kind and compassionate manner of undertaking the
troubles and issues of every day.
Basic tenets of his teachings include:
recognizable call to holiness for all people in all walks of life
necessity of living in the "present moment" as the privileged
opportunity to know and live God's will
goodness of creation
centrality of love and freedom in one's relationship with God and the
sanctity of the "ordinary" done "passionately well"
gentleness, humility, optimism and joy that come from living in
absolute trust in God provides a true importation to the
St. Mary's High School Community