Holy Is Thy Name
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. ~Isaiah 43:1~
The promise of salvation to be found through the person of Jesus Christ is at the heart of our Catholic faith. We hear repeatedly in scripture that our God knows each of us by name, and that our name is part of what identifies us as members of this community of believers. That our God calls us by name is a holy benediction.
This book is dedicated to honoring the people, events, and foundations of our faith whose names are proudly borne by our Edmonton Catholic Schools buildings. Each of these names was chosen because it provides outstanding guidance and examples of living out our Catholic faith to the students, families, and staff who enter their doors.
We hope that, as you read each of the stories behind the holy names of Edmonton Catholic Schools, you see clearly why they were chosen to convey the message that is proudly displayed in each of those sites:
Be it known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for this school. He is the unseen but ever-present teacher in its classes. He is the model of its staff and the inspiration of its students.