BSM Blog: A Special Thank You to the BSM Community
With Monday marking the start of Catholic Schools Week, I’d like to pay a special tribute to the entire Benilde-St. Margaret’s community for helping us become the vibrant, Catholic community we are today. Today, BSM is thriving with strong academics, full classes and the opening of three new state-of-the-art science laboratories, and a tiered classroom and performance space built for today’s innovative, creative and collaborative learners.
BSM is where it is today because of you – all of you. Whether your part was large or small, in the spotlight or behind-the-scenes, thanks to everyone who has been a part of Benilde High School, St. Margaret’s Academy and Benilde-St. Margaret’s.
You are a piece of the 112-year history of this place.
Thank you to the brick-layers who built the stunning St. Margaret’s Academy mansion, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet for being trailblazers - way ahead of their time.
Thank you to the Christian Brothers who started Benilde High School because they saw a need and responded to God’s call to build a boys’ Catholic high school.
Thank you to the “Save Benilde” committee and the Benedictine community from St. John’s Abbey who saved the school from an imminent closing in the 70’s.
Thank you to the pragmatics who merged St. Margaret’s and Benilde in 1974.
Thank you to everyone who prayed – both quietly in solitude and a-loud in communion - for the community’s growth and health.
Thank you to the sisters, brothers and priests who devoted their entire lives to education and their Catholic faith.
Thank you to our current families, faculty and staff for making BSM what it is today - a place where each student is known and loved. Thank you for going out of your way to make our school a welcoming place.
Thank you to our BSM committees and board members who have sacrificed time with their families and careers to ensure that BSM’s mission continues to move forward.
Thank you to the parents who volunteer for everything – those who sift through bags of used clothes for the Treasure Hunt, those who work in the concessions stand, those who dedicate their time and talents for the good of our school, those who run our booster clubs, and host fundraisers.
Thank you to the teachers who do God’s work here on earth, day after day, year after year while never losing their love for the students nor their passion for their vocation.
Last but not least, thanks to the Holy Spirit for being the magic that makes the life-changing experience of a BSM education possible.
Thank you all, and HAPPY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK!
- Katie DesLauriers Sullivan ‘99