Blessed Edmund Rice Feast Day 5th May

In CBC, we are proud to be a part of ERST (Edmund Rice School Trust). The Edmond Rice Schools Trust Charter which is made up of five key elements: Nurturing faith, Christian spirituality and Gospel-based values; Promoting partnership; Excelling in teaching and learning; Creating a caring school community; Inspiring transformational leadership, provides the vision for our school.

In the Prep School, we remember Edmund Rice in our daily morning assembly when we say the Edmund Rice prayer.
Today, on Edmund Rice Day, we would like to share the prayer with all families here so that you can all say it at home together (the boys should know it already). Please see the links below.
The theme for Edmund Rice Day 2020 is Looking Out My Window. In the year 2020, when all the world is affected by Covid 19, we come together on May 5th to celebrate the life of Edmund Rice. Edmund’s Christ-centred vision and life’s work were seeds that have grown into the many communities of education, ministry and brotherhood throughout the world. We, as Edmund People, are called, just as he was, to look outside our window in this time of isolation and lockdown: to look for those who most need support. We are also challenged, as Edmund People, to look for and be signs of hope in this world through our words and actions.

There are many people who are increasingly isolated and vulnerable and many people who are risking their own health on the front line at this time of Covid-19. At such a time, we are called more and more to serve our community. This is at the heart of what Edmund Rice was about.
We invite you to write a letter of hope to one of these people as an action of love and solidarity towards others. Please be sure to share these letters with someone in your community or if you would like to share it with your teachers, we will be sure to forward them on for you!

ERST are also looking for recordings of people saying the Edmund Rice Day 2020 Prayer. If you would like to share your contribution so that it can be considered, please email your recording to and I will forward to them.

In reflection, please see this link as a reminder of the gift of human touch at a time of imposed physical distancing.

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