Our House Teams
Our House Teams are selected at the end of each academic year by our Year 6 class
St Catherine of Siena was the youngest in a family of twenty-five children. When she was six years old Jesus appeared and blessed her. Her mother and father wanted her to be happily married. But, Catherine wished only to be a nun. To make herself as unattractive as possible, she cut off her long, beautiful hair. Her parents were very upset and scolded her often. They also gave her the most difficult housework to do. But Catherine did not change her mind. Finally, her parents stopped bothering her and allowed her to become a nun. Catherine never forgot that Jesus was in her heart. Through her, Jesus helped the sick people she nursed and comforted the prisoners she visited in jail.
Her Feast Day is April 29th
St Martin de Porres
Juan Martin de Porres was born in Lima, Peru in 1579. He was raised in poverty. His father was a Spanish gentleman and his mother was a black former slave from Panama. Martin wished to be a missionary. St. Martin was instrumental in founding an orphanage and took care of slaves. He worked daily in the kitchen, laundry and infirmary. A formidable fundraiser, he obtained thousands of dollars for dowries of poor girls so that they could marry, or enter a convent.
His Feast Day is November 3rd
St Padre Pio
Padre Pio is also known as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina. This famous saint is well known for helping people from all over the world to get closer to God through the Sacrament of reconciliation. He helped the poor, founded a hospital and lots of prayer groups. Padre Pio is well known for his stigmata (red marks) on his palm of his hands
His Feast Day is September 23rd
St Thomas More
St Thomas More was always honest, kind and caring. His Christian faith was so important to him that he died rather than give it up. As a successful young lawyer, Thomas became part of King Henry VIII's court. The King respected Sir Thomas's wisdom and made him Lord Chancellor in 1529. In 1532, Sir Thomas resigned as Lord Chancellor because King Henry VIII was made head of the Church of England, an appointment Thomas did not agree with. Thomas was sentenced to death for disagreeing with the King, and beheaded on 6th July 1535.
His Feast Day is July 22nd