While January sees the beginning of the New Year, many of us also regard it as the true beginning of the long, hard winter. In this sense it is appropriate that the virtue for January is patience.
Patience is quiet hope and trust that everything will turn out well, even when it is now difficult. To be patient is to be like God who never gives up calling us to love Him, and walk in His way.
Patience is not just the ability to wait, rather, it is how we wait when we are asked to wait.
Let us hold on firmly to the hope we profess,
because we can trust God to keep His promise.
In winter time when nature seems to sleep and the world awaits the new life of spring, I am reminded of Your patient love which always waits for my response.
Help me to learn the lessons of winter: to be patient with people who bother me, and wait my turn without complaining, accepting that Your timing may be different than mine.
Teach me to live in the Spirit of Jesus, Your Son, who with patient acceptance, carried out Your mission in the world.
St. Peter & St. Paul's School is a dynamic school community located in Durham. We are a small school celebrating differences while embracing our unity in the Catholic Faith. We strive to build relationships and respect with high educational expectations, as our students move through to high school and beyond.
We have been experiencing numerous changes in the past year with staffing and students, but especially with the beautiful new addition to our building. We are in the midst of planning an official opening of the new section which will contain two new classrooms, computer lab, music room, library and an expanded gym with stage area.
Our school's staff all take responsibility for each and every child, building on their strengths. We set high standards for ongoing growth and accountability in spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical development.
We encourage a close working relationship with our parents, and parish and community partners through our social justice projects and open communication. St. Peter & St. Paul's welcomes all while following the path of Jesus.