In 2016 staff and pupils were honoured to receive an Apostolic Blessing directly from Pope Francis. The blessing comes in recognition of our support for the Karuri project, which assisted in funding the building of The Sacred Heart Primary School in a remote part of Kenya. Dr Patricia Moore from The Karuri School Project Trust, visited us to talk to our children about how the Sacred Heart School has been developing.
Wangari Cecilia, who was the driving force behind the establishment of the Sacred Heart, and who runs the school, was one of two Kenyan representatives at a conference to celebrate the end of the “Year of Consecrated Life” at the Vatican in February 2016. Dr Moore and her husband flew out to catch up with Wangari in Rome and whilst there they requested the blessing which was completed in due course.
The rather splendid framed blessing, printed on parchment and embossed with the papal seal is hung in the school reception for all to see.