Our motto is Ora et Labora, a Latin/Christian mysticism and it means “pray and work”. The slogan is credited to St Benedict, an abbot or head of an abbey of monks. For Benedict, prayer and work were inseparable and had to be totally balanced. In his rule book, he organised the monks’ daily routines between communal and private prayer, studying and manual labour.
Benedict’s philosophy has been successfully applied by societies all over the world, dating as far back as the middle ages (between the fifth and 15th century). As they say hard work never killed anyone. So pray before and after an exhausting day of exerting yourself as you educate the nation. It will yield great results in the end. Ora et Labora. Pray and work. It’s an all-conquering partnership. Be motivated.
The Word of God
“And we have entered into their houses and taught them, and we have taught them in their streets; yea, and we have taught them upon their hills; and we have also entered into their temples and their synagogues and taught them; and we have been cast out, and mocked, and spit upon, and smote upon our cheeks; and we have been stoned, and taken and bound with strong cords, and cast into prison; and through the power and wisdom of God we have been delivered again.”