Reicher Charisms


RESPECT is a feeling or understanding that someone or something is important and should be treated with dignity. The student/graduate respects and defends life in all forms, respects others and themselves, respects those who have gone before as well as those who mentor, and respects the property of others, including material goods, gifts, and talents. Respect is exemplified by the life and ministry of St. Francis of Assisi.


DISCIPLINE is the correction or regulation of oneself for the sake of improvement; the ability one has to control and motivate oneself; staying on track and do what is right. The student/graduate seeks to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ, to follow the way of the cross, to learn from one’s mistakes and practice what has been learned, and to work in a thoughtful and systematic manner. Discipline is exemplified by the life and ministry of St. Benedict of Nursia.


EXCELLENCE is striving to do one’s best in thought, action, and gesture when it is easier to perform at a lower level. The student/graduate is responsible for making the best (more challenging) choices and the outcome of these efforts; the student/graduate seeks to make a positive difference in the world around him/her by sharing his/her gifts and talents. Excellence is exemplified by the life and ministry of St. Mary the Mother of Jesus.


SERVICE is the act of helping or doing work for someone; offering one’s time, talent, and treasure to alleviate the needs of others. The student/graduate recognize needs around him/her and takes action. Service is exemplified by the life and ministry of St. Teresa of Calcutta.