Our History

St John the Evangelist

Patron Saint of our School

The symbol of our patron saint, John, is the Eagle. This reminds us of the fact that St John took the teachings of Jesus to a new level of understanding.

He began his adult life as a fisherman in Galilee and was the youngest of all the apostles. He had a special relationship with Jesus and it was St John who rested his head on the breast of Jesus at the Last Supper. St John was also the only apostle at the foot of the Cross when Jesus died. The dying Jesus gave the care of his Mother Mary to John.

John was a prolific writer and wrote one of the four gospels, the Book of Revelations and three letters to Christians under his care.

All his life St John taught Christians to love one another. When he had grown so old and weak that he had to be carried to the celebration of the Eucharist, St John used to say to his people over and over again, “My little children, love one another.” When asked why he said the same thing over and over again, St John answered, “Because it is the word of the Lord, and if you keep it you will be doing enough.”

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