By Sr. Kris Schrader, ASC

The teachers at the Maria De Mattias Education Institute, a high school in rural Guatemala, come together to do the inner work necessary to support their mission to their students.

Beginning the school year with reflection, sharing and creating crafts, they considered “the heart of the matter” that calls us and gives meaning to what we do.

At the beginning of the second quarter, we looked back on the experiences of the first term, and focused in on the now. We used Easter egg creations and reflections to remind ourselves of the myriad hidden possibilities within us and the youth charged to our care.

Coloring Easter Eggs

We hope to help facilitate a future with hope that always has at its center the building of community that responds to the times.

The school, in Aldea Labor Vieja, Guatemala, will celebrate its 27th year in May.