The following email was received from a colleague yesterday: –

“Just wanted to share a nice scene that happened with my year elevens recently. In the middle of a lesson I mentioned that my father had passed away and after a hushed silence, A—- O——— says, “Boys, let’s say a prayer for Mr Beckmann.” Without missing a beat, as one, the boys put their hands together, with A—- making up a prayer on the spot, asking God to look after me, my mother and the rest of my family. Wow!”

Today a lad who attended the same school was a Godfather at my church. Those who like to murmur that our Catholic schools don’t work might want to think about that.