As this is the "Christmas issue" of the Newsletter - let me wish you a very Happy Christmas !
But what does wishing people a merry or happy Christmas mean? It means many things to many people, but for me, Christmas reminds us that its wonderful to be human ! Many of us – especially adults – need some convincing that that is true ! But that's so evident in the behavior of children – especially the smaller the children are ! That's why the centre of the Christmas celebration is a child ! So, this Christmas, let's celebrate the joy of life - the joy of being given the opportunity of life, the joy of relationships – especially those of our families ....
Br. E V MIRANDA
Principal, St. Columba’s School
Edmund Rice was born in Callan, Co. Kikenny, Ireland in 1762. He belonged to a wealthy farming family. After completing his commercial education, he worked with his uncle in establishing a very incrative ship-chandlers busines. In 1785, he married Mary Elliot. the daughter of a prosperous waterford businessman. In 1789, tragedy struck, his wife died leaving Edmund alone with a disabled daugher....
Founder St.Columba’s School