By Tom Wiedmann, Correspondent
As the 37 young women of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart Class of 2017 rejoiced in the Cor Unum Center where they gathered for a Baccalaureate Mass June 8, Msgr. Gregory E.S. Malovetz of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Skillman, urged the seniors to become “beacons” of faith, hope and love as they move forward with their lives.
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“Wherever the journey of life takes all of you beyond the doors of Cor Unum, these three words will always say everything about who you are,” said Msgr. Malovetz.
With the proud Stuart Country Day families, staff and administration of the young women all joining together in prayer, Msgr. Malovetz made one farewell request to the graduating class.
“As we send you off to be led by God’s Spirit, this will always be our prayer, our advice and our hope for each of you – just be brilliant,” said Msgr. Malovetz.
On June 10, the young women, adorned in white dresses, gathered one final time in the Cor Unum Center for commencement. As each graduate prepared to move forward on a new path beyond Stuart, senior Abby Paul took an opportunity in her welcome speech to reminisce about their time together at the school.
“Whether we have been here since preschool or just joined the community a couple years ago, we have flourished and matured throughout our time at Stuart – all of us developing into the confident young women we are today,” said Paul.
Before the honorary graduates could stride through the doors of the Cor Unum, beginning their new separate journeys, Head of School, Dr. Patricia L. Fagin, lauded their togetherness, a key component of their years together at Stuart.
“The members of Stuart’s Class of 2017 are like pieces of a puzzle that have come together, piece by piece, to create a magnificent picture,” said Dr. Fagin. “They are powerfully linked and have always been there for each other in times of joy as well as in times of adversity. They have learned that you needn’t be of the same mind to be of the same heart.”