On November 5, 2011, seven leaders, 11 boys, and nine girls made their promises in the presence of FNE Explorers General Commissioner Paul Ritchi and Fr. Robert Pasley, KHCS, Rector of Mater Ecclesiæ in NJ.
The Salesian way of educating the young is quite simple. Basically, I insist on letting boys be boys. Let them play and enjoy themselves as much as they want as long as God is not offended. But if I have a philosophy of education, it consists in discovering a boy’s best qualities and then exploiting them to his advantage. You must admit, sir, that any person is at his best when he is doing what he likes and does best. Children are the same. Promote their positive qualities and they will thrive. —
Promise Ceremony – November 5, 2011
Updated: February 26th, 2012