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The act of helping or doing something for somebody else without expecting something back in return

St Teresa of Calcutta

Patron Saint - St Teresa of Calcutta

Devoted her life to helping others working with the poorest of the poor. Set up the Missions of Charity who care for people around the world.

Biblical Foundation

Quote - The greatest among you will be your servant. - (Matthew 21:11)
Story - Jesus washes the disciples’ feet  - (John 13:1-17)

What this looks like


The person of Service:

  • Puts others first

  • Isn’t concerned with rank

  • Helps without being asked

  • Gets on with things

  • Looks for chances to support


To have high aspirations for yourself and others around you

St. John Paul II

Patron Saint - St John Paul II

Trained to be a priest in secret in Communist Poland. Was a talented sports man, actor and writer. Became the first Polish Pope and leader the Catholic Church.

Biblical Foundation

Quote - I have come that you may have life and have it to the full. - (John 10:10) 
Story - The parable of the talents - (Matthew 25:14–30)

What this looks like


The Ambitious person:

  • Wants the best 

  • Drives people forward

  • Has the highest standards

  • Doesn’t settle for average 


To show empathy for others by showing an understanding of their hardships

St Maximilian Kolbe

Patron Saint - St Maximilian Kolbe

Set up an anti-Nazi newspaper and radio station. Protected and hid Jewish people from the Nazi’s and gave his life in the place of another prisoner in Auschwitz.

Biblical Foundation

Quote - You shall love your neighbour as yourself. There is no greater commandment than this. - (Mark 12:31)
Story - Parable of the good Samaritan - (Luke 10:25-37)

What this looks like


The compassionate person:

  • Notices personal situations    

  • Feels for those in need

  • Shows empathy with suffering 


To show consideration for yourself and others around you through your words, actions and behaviour

St Pio Pietrelcina

Patron Saint - St Pio of Pietrelcina

Spend hours everyday in the confessional listening to people unburden themselves and giving wisdom and advice to them on living a better life.

Biblical Foundation

Quote - Treat others and you would like to be treated yourself  (Matthew 7:12)

Story - The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)

What this looks like


The Respectful person:

  • Uses good manners 

  • Thinks of those around them

  • Notices difference with respect

  • Has regard for themselves 


To treat one another with respect taking into account others’ disadvantages and privileges 

What this looks like


The Equitable person:


  • Strives for fairness

  • Looks for balance

  • Supports the disadvantaged

Patron Saint - St Bernadette Soubirous

Despite been only a young girl with almost no formal education she explained with calm confidence her visions of the Virgin Mary in Lourdes, France.

Biblical Foundation

Quote - God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him - (St Peter in the Acts of the Apostles 10:34-35)

Story - Jesus welcomes the Samaritan woman - (John 4:5-14)

St Bernadette Soubirous


To be resilient in the face of challenges and hardships

St Oscar Romero

Patron Saint - St Oscar Romero

Defended the rights of the poor while peacefully resisting the millarty dicatorship in San Salvador. He was assassinated for his faith and action while celebrating mass.

Biblical Foundation

Quote - Do not grow weary in doing good. - (St Paul in 2 Thessalonians 3:13)

Story - Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert - (Matthew 4:1-11)

What this looks like


The Determined person:


  • Stays the course

  • Exercises self-control

  • Focuses on what matters

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